From everything we’ve seen of Neveldine/Taylor‘s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, it’s obviously going to be extremely different. Different from the first film, different from other superhero movies and different from the previous films of its crazy directing duo. Sony has gone “different” with the marketing, too, shying away from traditional character one sheets in favor of a few bad ass graphic representations of Johnny Blaze’s alter-ego, Ghost Rider. You might not see these at a theater, but you can see them here. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
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The Comic Con footage from Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor‘s Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance was the sort of stuff that makes a guy want to type in all caps enthusiasm. Who thought a sequel to the lousy 2007 Nic Cage Marvel Comics adaptation would ever look like so much fun? What prompted the enthusiastic Comic Con response? Think crazy God of War-style chain violence, vomiting flaming bullets, and pissing fire. And that stuff is all in the just-released trailer. So check it out below and then get excited and all-caps shouty in the comments. Read More »
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Devindra said it best when writing up Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance at Comic Con: “this might not suck.” The beautiful thing about those big Hall H presentations is that you can feel the mood of the room swing positive or negative in real time. The Hall H audience is like a 6000-person-sized elephant, only a bit quicker on its feet, emotionally speaking. As we saw footage of the making of the film, and then some of the final product, you could feel one big, stupid collective grin forming across the giant hall.
So the Ghost Rider sequel no one thought they wanted became the Ghost Rider sequel to which many of us will be at least willing to offer a chance, thanks to the daredevil direction of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and the fact that the title character vomits bullets and pisses fire. We don’t yet have footage to embed, but in the meantime you can get a first look at the film via scans of images that appeared in the new Empire. Read More »
Having been out of the daily movie news loop for a while, I somehow ended up forgetting that Crank director’s Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were heading up the Ghost Rider sequel, Spirit of Vengeance. But after viewing their panel and footage of the film from Comic-Con today, I’m happy to report that the duo have successfuly brought their special brand of crazy energy to the film — so much so that I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Seemingly everything has been improved over the first Ghost Rider. Cage’s flaming skull now looks menacing, and not laughable; the action looks insane, with plenty of crazy Neveldine/Taylor camera angles; and the duo are also taking full advantage of nightmarish aspects of the character, something that they said led them to take on the project in the first place. Read More »
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