This weekend Nicolas Cage will hit theaters with his latest film Season of the Witch, but while out promoting it all anyone wanted to talk about was Ghost Rider. The actor is currently shooting the sequel to the 2007 Marvel comic adaptation that will be called Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. According to Cage, the follow up will be filled with surprises including a new origin story.
When the sequel was initially announced some thought it would be a reboot that would feature a completely different actor and story. That’s partially true. Cage has returned for the role but he explains that filmmakers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have put a new twist on the character.
“They’re not like anybody else I’ve worked with. They do things with the camera that are just extraordinary.” He adds, “They’re brand new. The director’s on rollerblades and hanging from wires with the camera, holding on to the motorcycle and it’s going to be really wild. (It’s going to be) very different. A completely new experience and that’s how the directors choose to see it. I mean there’s even a new origin sequence.”
The first Ghost Rider became a success by the skin of its teeth so it will need all the inventive filmmaking methods it can handle. Spirit of Vengeance is scheduled to hit theaters on February 17, 2012.
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Source: Ace Showbiz