David Goyer Discusses Ghost Rider 2
10.03.09 by Ryan
When Sony announced that Ghost Rider 2 was moving forward, an older David Goyer script was mentioned as the possible basis of the storyline. Collider spoke with Goyer and asked him to explain how a script he wrote so long ago became the basis for a sequel.
I wrote a script for that about 9 years ago, and Sony decided and the producers, that they wanted to make that as the sequel script. So, in this case, I'm coming on as a producer and we're basically just doing a polish of my 9-year-old script. so there's not as much work involved. So that was kind of nice to see that one come full circle after 9 years.
Goyer's original script called for an R-rating, though that will not be the case for Ghost Rider 2. Still, Goyer insists that shouldn't put off any fans.
It was definitely written as a hard-R. originally I was writing it, Stephen Norrington was going to direct it and I was going to produce it and it was a, you know, Blade-type film, and now they want it to be PG-13. That having been said, The Dark Knight has come out, and The Dark Knight was ... I like to say it was sort of skirting the bleeding edge of PG-13, so I think that people feel like you can get away with a lot ... not get away, but people's concepts of what a PG-13 movie can be I think have changed. There's no question we're going to have tone some things down, but I don't think we'll have to do that much.
Ghost Rider 2 currently has no scheduled release date. Nicolas Cage is expected to return and hopes the sequel goes in a "whole other direction."