Nicolas Cage has been busy promoting his latest feature Drive Angry 3D, and we had the opportunity to talk to him during the Los Angeles press day for the film. While there, the actor spoke about another supernatural, motor driven project he’s been working on — Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. He revealed that he and directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have created some amazing stuff that will take the Ghost Rider franchise to a whole new (supernatural) level…
On working with hands on directors like Neveldine and Taylor:
Cage: It’s really fresh and original. Mark is like a stuntman, camera operator, director all rolled into one. He’s literally risking his life to get shots. On rollerblades, on bungee cords, he’s even patented the rollerblading stuff because no one else in the business is doing that. And then Brian Taylor is just a walking encyclopedia about movies. We’ve had great conversations about all kinds of films.
Cage says that Taylor was the reason he wanted to play the character again and they’ve collectively decided to push the envelope. Ghost Rider is a supernatural being and this movie will showcase that.
Cage: He’s the reason I played Ghost Rider. He encouraged me to be the Ghost Rider as well as John Blaze. We got up to some stuff as Ghost Rider that the two of us designed together that I think is really going to mess with people’s minds. It’s not going to be like any other comic book movie you’ve seen. We keep stressing that Ghost Rider is the most supernatural superhero of all and that’s going to really come out in this movie.
We wonder what they have in store for us? We’ll all have to wait and find out when the film hits theaters on February 17, 2012.
What new supernatural elements can they play up in Ghost Rider 2? Do you think the sequel will be better than the first?