Neveldine/Taylor Directing Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance?
It's time for Ghost Rider: High Voltage! Heat Vision reports that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the crazy filmmakers behind Crank, Gamer, and Crank: High Voltage, are now in "early negotiations" to direct the Ghost Rider sequel titled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance at Sony. We've been hearing a bit about this sequel, written by David S. Goyer, being in development (and that Cage wants to reboot it), but this is the first I've ever heard of Neveldine/Taylor's involvement. If this all comes together, I honestly think this is the first step in the right direction for potentially re-igniting the Ghost Rider franchise in a very badass way.
Unfortunately, details on this are vague, such as if this might mean that we'll get an R-rated Ghost Rider? Cage already is, obviously, "in early negotiations" to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze. But sadly, "plot details are under wraps" and they don't know "if any other character from the previous movie will return." Oh and "the duo may do a rewrite, although that has not been determined at this stage." So we know pretty much nothing new about this. But Sony does want this to be shooting by "late fall." I'd like to see that happen as well, but I'm sure a lot has to come together for that to all work out. But maybe they'll be able to pull it off?
I like the idea of Neveldine/Taylor doing Ghost Rider because they have such gritty, crazy, intense ideas that actually mesh with the Ghost Rider mythology in a good way that could revive this character. The last movie, directed by Mark Steven Johnson, was too comic book sleek and seriously lame, so we need guys like this to really amp it up and take on the devilish character with some ferocity. Who knows if it'll work out, because I'm sure Sony will get a bit edgy once they start pitching some of their wild 'n crazy ideas, but I'm still hoping they finalize a deal for this soon! So what do you guys think? Are Neveldine & Taylor the right choice?