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Ghost Rider 2 Gets its Devil

And its girl, just before it starts shooting next month.

 Thumbs up for evil!

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, the sequel to that Nicholas Cage movie about everybody’s favorite bonehead biker, has got a plot now; but it’s still looking for its girl and its Mephisto. Or, at least, I presume it’s Mephisto- - the synopsis THR has just refers to him as “the devil." Anyway, the producers in negotiations right now with Irish actor Ciaran Hinds about playing the prince of lies. He’s had a diverse filmography, but the role most relevant to genre fans is his turn as Dumbeldore’s young brother, Aberforth, in the next HARRY POTTER movies.

Now, what about the synopsis I mentioned? 

The story sees Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider, hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil, who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the boy’s birthday.

European vacations? Bastard sons? Super-people trying to repress their nature? That actually sounds a little like THE AMERICAN, that under-appreciated George Clooney that came out a month or so ago. And hey! What a coincidence - - Violante Placido is in talks to play the devil child’s mother and she played Clooney’s prostitute love interest in that movie. The connections never cease being woven. == TEASER ==

They’re looking to shoot this movie in Romania and Turkey starting late next month. I’ll confess to having missed out on the first GHOST RIDER movie, but I’m a lot more intrigued in this one since Neveldine/Taylor, the insane directing duo behind GAMER and the CRANK movies, will be directing. If you’ve seen any of their movies, you’ll know that they've got a kinetic, anarchic style that a story like this really needs. If you’re going to do a flick about a blazing skull, why not go all the way over the top?

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of    HYBRID BASTARDS! &   UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon   here  &     here.

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Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

Please be better than the first one, kthx.

Posted by Video_Martian

Screw this f***ing movie.

Posted by Kid_Zombie

Oh god no!
I really wish Marvel got back the rights to all there characters, I cant handle any more bad comic based movies done by other studios. Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and of Course X-men should all go back to marvel. To bad it will never happen. But i can have my dreams right?...right?

Posted by ReverseNegative
@fenixREVOLUTION said:
"Please be better than the first one, kthx. "

It won't be.
Edited by Decept-O
@Kid_Zombie said:

"Oh god no! I really wish Marvel got back the rights to all there characters, I cant handle any more bad comic based movies done by other studios. Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and of Course X-men should all go back to marvel. To bad it will never happen. But i can have my dreams right?...right? "


You've summed up what a lot of Viners have been saying, and I totally agree.  Too bad indeed.     
 
The first one was ruined by Cage, otherwise the rest of it was indeed tolerable, but seeing toupee' boy trying to pull of the machismo required to portray Johnny Blaze made that movie drop several notches for me.  Its just OK although a lot of people hated it; I think Cage should give up "acting".  
 
Although this actor cast as possibly Mephisto really looks a bit like Mephisto so that's interesting.  Don't know if he should be happy he looks like the devil. 
Posted by Mumbles

movie already sucks

Posted by ateygheyev

Again I say:  This is why comic book movies get a bad rap.  

Posted by Comik Book Guy

i hope they don't make mephisto gay

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

Nick Cage will be back that's good enough for me

Posted by Rheged

Holy cow!   Neveldine/Taylor AND Ciaran Hinds?!?!  My interest in this movie just went up exponentially!

Posted by RoosterCogburn

Nick Cage will be back that's not good enough for me.

Posted by TheMarvelFanboy

Hope this new director will make it a lil bettert

Posted by JarJarMinks

Loved his work as Julius Ceaser in "Rome".  Not sure if this is enough to make up for whatever Nicolas Cage will inevitably do to this film, but I love this choice for Mephisto.

Posted by aouric

I like Nick but he should have never played Blaze to begin with, the actor that played the young Blaze was good for me, even though he needed 10 to 12 pounds of muscle to sell off the physical look of Johnny Blaze.
 
I have a lot of confidence in the new director, but let us hope this movie will be a bit darker than the first Ghost Rider movie.

Posted by mickoreo_LZ

They might as well scrap this whole project. The first Ghost Rider was nothing special and this one sounds even worse. Crank and Gamer were two of the worst movies i've seen in recent memory. The directing behind those two movies was brutal and I think that'll carry over to this movie
Posted by fenixREVOLUTION
@ReverseNegative: I know, just trying to be optimistic. Maybe the reboot in a few years wont' suck.
Posted by Chibi-Iroh

I honestly want to see a picture of him as Aberforth. Screw the Ghost Rider movie until I see the Harry Potter movies.

Posted by Britt601

Meh. I stopped relating the comics to the movies. The movies just take a whole different direction from the comics.
Posted by Shadow_Thief

I think the reason that so many critics are claiming that comic-based films are "on their way out" is because for every good one we get (Dark Knight, Iron Man), we get a baker's dozen of stink bombs like Ang Lee's Hulk, Daredevil, and Ghost Rider. It's kinda like watching a guy on a motorcycle jump over 20 flaming school buses: it's downright amazing when it succeeds, and really, really not pretty when it doesn't.

Posted by ComicMan24

I like those news.

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Posted by BaronVonDredd

Wait, so Spirit of Vengeance hasn't started  production yet? I'm confused. <:/

Posted by ka385385

it did better don't be like crank ,that craping movie ,you rather watch porn than that movie.

Posted by Luthorcrow
@ka385385 said:
" it did better don't be like crank ,that craping movie ,you rather watch porn than that movie. "
No it should be more like Crank because that film was seriously crazy bat shit entertaining. At least that film maker realized that they were making over the top schlock  and made sure it is not boring. The first Ghost Rider was a snore.
 
@Tom Pinchuk I completely agree that turning to a British actor for the devil is a bit tired at this point.  Yes George Clooney would make an incredible Devil/Mephisto but wishing that fate on one of the greatest actors of our time is cruel.  If Clooney has shown anything it is an impeccable knack for picking good projects.  In what fever dream would he ever be associated with this turd...well let's just say I won't wish that hell on my worst enemy.
Posted by ka385385
@Luthorcrow:
there actully have lots of people like first movie ,i think it's great. 
Crank is some kind of garbage movie , ghost rider have nothing like crank ,seriously crazy you said ,i said it's stupid and Preliminary.
Posted by cloverfield

peter fonda was better 
that guy might ruin the movie