Saturday, November 07, 2009

GHOST RIDER sequel to be Darker & more Existential, says Goyer

David Goyer (screenwriter for BLADE & BATMAN BEGINS) is attached to the GHOST RIDER sequel. He says it's not a reboot, and the setting will happen eight years after the first film, the film will still have Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze. And (oh yes) the movie will have a darker tone than the first film.

Majority of those who are really familiar with who or what the Marvel character GHOST RIDER is, hated and despised the Ghost Rider movie they made with Nicholas Cage and directed by Mark Steven Johnson last 2007. Well I've got news for those who still hope that Ghost Rider would get a proper film adaptation treatment.

Goyer sat down with MTV News and shares his ideas about what GHOST RIDER 2 will be like.

"It's not exactly a reboot," said Goyer "I hate to say it's more realistic, because he's got a flaming skull for a head, but it's a bit more stripped down and darker. It's definitely changing tone. What 'Casino Royale' was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to 'Ghost Rider.'"

"This story picks up eight years after the first film," said Goyer. "You don't have to have seen the first film. It doesn't contradict anything that happened in the first film, but we're pretending that our audience hasn't seen the first film. It's as if you took that same character where things ended in the first film and then picked it up eight years later—he's just in a much darker, existential place."

Goyer adds that the "Ghost Rider" sequel is planned to "roll before cameras next year"

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