Back in July it was confirmed that Nicolas Cage would return to play the title character in Sony’s Ghost Rider sequel. The last we checked Crank helmers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were on board to direct from a screenplay written by David S. Goyer. In terms of hype, Ghost Rider 2 doesn’t exactly have people waiting on pins and needles, an issue the studio might try to solve with 3D.
According to HotNews, Ghost Rider 2, aka Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will be shot in Romania making it the first 3D film to do so in the country. Does that make you want to see the movie even more? We doubt it. Just because they’ve decided to gloss it over with unnecessary 3D doesn’t mean that more people will be interested in seeing it. By the time the film comes out, (tentatively for 2011) audiences will no longer care about the trend. As a matter of fact, we know plenty of people who don’t care about it now.
This property can only be saved by a great screenplay and some decent acting, both of which were lacking in the original.
What do you think of Ghost Rider being shot in 3D? Will that help?