A look at movies, especially films based on books (Yes that includes comics); Opinions, facts, movie charts, production news and, when possible a look at the movies VS their source material. I may also champion books I've read that really should be movies. I've also used it to display the unedited versions of my blogs for SyFy; (The sci-fi channel UK website.)Feel free to let me know about any stories that you think deserve the big screen treatment.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Full trailer Sony’s 2nd attempt to get the Rider right...
There’s been a lot said about the second Ghost Rider film.
It’s not a sequel, even though Nicolas Cage is returning as Johnny Blaze and
his alter ego The Ghost Rider. (Although a stuntman played The Rider in the
first film). Ghost Rider was aimed at a kid friendly level; but this one is going
for the darker side, the ‘real’ side of the Marvel Super Hero. This film will
be completely different and so on. That said the film is still a PG-13 / 12A so
how much darker it can really be is questionable.
The teaser trailer wowed many, but also split people into
the camp who found pissing fire cool / amusing and those who definitely did
not. (The Pissing fire is cool camp seemed to be bigger.)
“Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures'
and Hyde Park Entertainment's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In the
successor to the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Johnny - still struggling with his
curse as the devil's bounty hunter - is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern
Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy
(Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant
to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the
boy - and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. Directed by Mark Neveldine
and Brian Taylor. Screenplay by Scott M. Gimple & Seth Hoffman and David S.
Goyer. Story by David S. Goyer.”
The film opens on the 17th of February 2012 and stars Nicolas Cage, Fergus Riordan, Ciaran Hinds and Idris Elba. It has been directed by the Crank boys Brian Taylor & Mark Neveldine. So here’s the full trailer...