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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Review by Brandon Wolfe

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Review by Brandon Wolfe Look who's made a return it's out guest movie review Brandon. He is a simple man. Uncomplicated-simple, not dumb-simple, of course. Let's see how his review compared to Matt's review of the film. Mounting a sequel to 2007’s dismal and dull Ghost Rider seemed like one of the less arduous tasks in recent Hollywood history. If the bar had been set any lower, it would have been buried nine feet deep in the earth. Really, all any sequel would have had to accomplish to claim a minor victory would be to not be astoundingly terrible, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance pulls off this most meager of feats. Directed by Neveldine/Taylor , the junk-auteur duo responsible for the Crank films, Vengeance is a trashier, more low-rent affair. It strikes a less polished, more grindhouse-esque aesthetic than the original, which arguably better befits the schlocky material. However, it is still not what you’d call good. Tak

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Movie Review By: Matt

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Movie Review  By: Matt  Does Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance redeem the franchise or cast it further into reboot hell? Matt is back with another great review.    Note: major plot spoilers ahead! Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a weird movie. Unlike the zaniness of The Dark Backward or even the mother of weirdness Begotten, GRSOV gives off the strange party-guest-who-holds-up-the-wall vibe than offering something truly unique. From the outset, you realize that this sequel to the 2007 yawn-fest wants to be different, recognized, and respected. After the first Ghost Rider was plagued with mailed-in performances and an action-heavy script, a new team was brought in, led by directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor . These guys are better known for 90-minute action films (Crank, Crank: High Voltage) than for their abilities as cinematic heavy-hitters. Add to the fact that GR was financed by the relatively unknown and second-tier Abu Dhabi M

Twisted Metal Film In The Works

Sony Pictures has made a preemptive 7-figure deal for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor to write and direct a live action adaptation of the iconic video game Twisted Metal . Ghost Rider’s Avi and Ari Arad are producing the adaptation of the game, which has been published in various configurations by Sony Computer and is one of the biggest selling video games. The newest version of the game was just released today for PlayStation 3. Avi Arad, of course, has been a producer of Sony’s Spider-Man films since the beginning, including the upcoming 3D The Amazing Spider-Man. All this action occurs as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance opens this weekend, with Nicolas Cage reprising the title role and Idris Elba also starring. Like the game, the film will revolve around an underground event that pits a number of combatants in a fight to the death. They are outfitted in armored weaponized cars that are pimped out with heavy weaponry that includes missiles and machine

Idris Elba Could Land Pacific Rim

Idris Elba 's fire just got a little hotter: Legendary Pictures is interested in the "Thor" and "28 Weeks Later" actor for Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi film " Pacific Rim ," Elba, who played Russell "Stringer" Bell in HBO's " The Wire " is generating huge interest lately. There's talk that he's in contention for the role of Django in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Django Unchained." The other actor most often named for the role: Will Smith. The del Toro film is a biggie. It stars Charlie Hunnam and is set in a future in which an alien attack threatens the existence of earth. Humans battle the nasty and brutal creatures by piloting giant robots. Elba is now filming " Prometheus " with Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron . His " Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance " is in postproduction at Columbia Pictures. In that movie, he stars with Nicolas Cage. Travis Beacham wrote the scre

Ghost Rider 2 Budget Slashed

Why Even Make The Movie? With a production deadline looming, Sony has partnered with Hyde Park Entertainment as a cofinancier on the 3D “ Ghost Rider 2 ,” with Nicolas Cage in the lead - at a much leaner budget. The first film in 2007 set up Cage as stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who gives up his soul to be come a vigilante. That film had an estimated budget of $110 million, and grossed $115 million domestically, and a total of $229 million worldwide. This time Ashok Armitraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment has stepped in to cofinance the project because Sony has so much capital tied up in 'SpiderMan' and 'Men in Black 3' and 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' The budget has been cut from $135 million to a leaner $75 million , according to a knowledgeable insider. (Even Nic Cage had to take a serious haircut to reprise Johnny Blaze, down from his $12 million fee to what one knowledgeable insider said was $7 million. ) Sony had no initial comment. The p

Idris Elba Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Idris Elba Talks Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth are in negotiations to join the cast of “ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance ,” Columbia’s sequel to the 2007 hit. The movie, with Nicolas Cage back as the demonic biker anti-hero, has Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor behind the cameras. Based on the Marvel comic, the pic is set to begin shooting in late November in Romania and Turkey. The story sees Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider ( Cage ), hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil ( Ciaran Hinds ), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the kid’s birthday. Elba plays an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. Whitworth plays a criminal who is recruited by the devil to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature. Neveldine and Taylor also wrote the script, working off a story by David Goyer. Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael De Luca, A

Nicolas Cage And "Crank" Team To Bring Us Ghost Rider Sequel

Nicolas Cage And "Crank" Team To Bring Us Ghost Rider Sequel Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are in early negotiations to direct Columbia’s “ : Spirit of Vengeance ,” the sequel to the studio’s 2007 supernatural action movie starring the Marvel Comics character. Nicolas Cage is in early negotiations to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze, a stunt motorcyclist who, in order to save the life of a loved one, makes a deal with the devil. His soul is twinned with that of a demon, and he becomes a flaming-skulled man driving a motorcycle from hell. Plot details are under wraps, and it is not known if any other character from the previous movie will return. While the dealmaking is in the preliminary stages, the studio hopes to get principal photography going by late fall. David Goyer wrote the story. Neveldine and Taylor are writers as well as directors, and the duo may do a rewrite, although that has not been determined at this stage. Neveldine and Taylor, are known thei