Heat Vision is reporting that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are in early negotiations to helm Ghost Rider 2. The star of the first one, Nicholas Cage, is also reportedly negotiating to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze.
Neveldine and Taylor are the writer-director’s of the Crank movies, and also wrote Jonah Hex, so the duo might be tapped to either write the script, or do a rewrite off of the submitted script by David Goyer. Ari Arad, Michael De Luca and Steven Paul are producing. Goyer and Mark Steven Johnson are executive producing.
More or less nothing is known about this movie, save for they had to act quick getting the band together for production or else Columbia (the production company) would lose the rights to the franchise back to Marvel.
In this bloggers honest opinion…..well, three things.
- If you have a David “Batman Begins and Dark Knight” Goyer writing your movie, why would you even consider letting someone else rewrite it? I can understand not having him direct, but he’s written some amazing movies.
- I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really did not like Crank, and had no desire to see the sequel, so knowing that the helmers of that franchise have migrated here actually pushes me off of the movie.
- Would it have really been so bad to just let Marvel take it back in-house? I mean, obviously Columbia needs to make it to make good on their investment in purchasing the rights, but from a quality standpoint I feel like the movie would be far superior if produced by Marvel.