Are you ready for another Ghost Rider movie starring Nicholas Cage? No? Yes? Maybe? Well regardless of whether or not you're excited, it's happening. This time, however, the film is going to be very different from anything we have seen before. On the heels of Comic-Con and the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance panel at the show which revealed a lot about the upcoming movie, are still photographs straight from the set. I'll be honest, this time around Ghost Rider looks pretty awesome.
The big question is, what should fans expect from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and will it be anything like what we saw in the first film? According to actor the film's co-director Brian Taylor, the sequel will be something of a departure from the first film. Much darkier, grittier and also more closely aligned with the interpretation in the comics.== TEASER ==
Co-director Brian Taylor said he and Neveldine "didn't really consider the first movie at all. We wanted the darker version the fans wanted. He's not a superhero that wears tights, he's a dark entity. We like the stuff Garth Ennis did, that was a lot of inspiration for us. It looks like he crawled out of an opening in hell and into your face. Immediately you're going to know you're in a different world. It's got dark humor, it's got scary stuff, it's kind of what we've just always done."
Garth Ennis' Ghost Rider? Sounds good to us. Perhaps what Ghost Rider really needs is to be inspired by the characterization of Blaze that we saw in the comic books; especially since "dark" comic book movies seem to work. Just look at Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise.
Considering these are the guys that brought us the Crank movies, it's no wonder that the Neveldine/Taylor directorial team did the best they could to scare the begeezus out of their actors.
"Basically our style is to bully, unnerve, and instill fear in our performers."
But getting the most out of their actors isn't the only thing we'll be seeing from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Evidently, everything that Blaze touches will turn into a dark, demonic vehicle.
Basically, anything Ghost Rider rides turns into a hell version of that thing. At one point, Rider takes over a strip miner and it becomes a hell version of that
Sounds good to us. Are you looking forward to the sequel to Ghost Rider, and if so, what is it you are most looking forward to? Did you see the first film? Did you like it? Check out the images from the film and let us know what you think. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is scheduled to hit theaters on on 17 February, 2012.