Last month, we brought you the news that "Ghost Rider" star Nicolas Cage would return for a sequel to the 2007 film about Marvel's skull-faced, motorcycle-riding Spirit of Vengeance.
Tentatively titled "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," the film is based on a script by David Goyer, with "Crank" directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor reportedly behind the camera. During the recent press junket for "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," we caught up with Cage for an update on the project.
"I'm very excited about those two," said Cage of the "Crank" directing duo. "They're originals, and they know how to make a movie look great, and they know how to use the camera. And I think they'll have a fresh, a very fresh take on the character."
According to Cage, their take on the character will come from a Goyer script that the actor likes "very much" — though he hinted that the sequel might not be a direct follow-up to the first "Ghost Rider" film.
"It's a different trajectory, but it's still the same guy," he said. "That's all I can talk about!"
Cage also made it clear that he's not ripping on the first film when he heaps praise on the sequel.
"I'm not knocking the first one, whatever people think," he explained. "I stand by that movie as well. I thought it was like a Faustian fairytale, like, if Disney were to make a movie about Faust, it would be in that vein, like a Western and a little lighter."
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