Ghost Rider 2 Gets Two Directors
06.16.10 by Ryan
Production on Ghost Rider 2 is up against the clock. With a November 14 production deadline looming, it appeared like Nicolas Cage might be replaced so Columbia could produce the sequel before the Ghost Rider rights revert to Marvel Entertainment. Instead, Columbia is pushing forward with the sequel, hiring not one, but two directors for the project.
THR reports that Crank writer/directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are in early negotiations to direct the sequel. Cage is also in negotiations to return as stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, whose soul becomes intertwined with a demon when he makes a deal with the devil. It is not known whether Neveldine and Taylor will also write a draft of the screenplay.
Plot details on the movie, tentatively titled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, are being kept secret for now, though producer Michael De Luca described the script, originally written by David Goyer nine years ago, as a "really intimate kind of redemption story" that is "very brutal." Goyer has already polished the script for the production.
Columbia hopes to start shooting the sequel this fall.