I’m not a very big fan of comic book adaptations, mostly because there are few quality adaptations, and “Ghost Rider” didn’t really impress me very much. Casting Nicolas Cage as the Rider really killed it for me, but the movie as a whole was just terrible. The sequel is coming whether we want it to or not, and of course it is going to be in 3D. I suppose if your first film is that bad, you can always put out a 3D sequel and rely on the gimmick hounds to make a quick buck.
While the film is slated for a February 17, 2012 release, there haven’t been any plot details released as of yet. “Crank” duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor will be directing while Nicolas Cage returns in his role as the Rider.
A script review has emerged sharing a few details on the film’s setting, plot points, and a new character for the rider to contend with.
“After the success of the first film is not exciting among fans, Sony / Columbia Pictures will try again with what in effect is basically a sequel, though at the same time is the way to revive the character and the franchise some lightening issues that had covered the first film, especially as regards the presence of Roxanne, which does not appear in the script.
Johnny Blaze found years after the events of the first film, self-exiled from the world. In this way, hopefully, not having contact with people, able to control the spirit of Vengeance. Blaze is approached by Moreau, a monaco quite unusual part of the monastic order of Michael, the warrior angel. The Monaco but needs the special talents of former stuntman to trace a woman named Nadya and her son Danny, who must be protected at all costs, as there is on his trail Roarke, who is none other than an old knowledge of our hero (you certainly understand who they are) and is interested in the guy for a particular reason.
The script strongly underlines the tormented soul of Johnny Blaze since its first appearance. For he is a man who just wants to hide and who sees in his power a curse, more muted than in films directed by Mark Steven Johnson. The script focuses on the background in this way also “historic” that covers Ghost Rider, explaining in more detail to the viewer and the protagonist that the spirit of Vengeance is appearing more than once and with different identities over the centuries. An interesting part of this working thanks to the characterization, creating a strong bond between the characters of Nadya, Danny and Johnny, also not forgetting Moreau, well shaded from start to finish. Only link with the previous film is a little flashback on the Origin of Ghost Rider, the covenant between Blaze and Mephistopheles.
A defect in particular, however, is to underline the main plot of “Mephisto” bad, or to Roarke, of course already seen in myriad other films in one way or another, and perhaps a little degrading, who expected more from this point of view. Ultimately the work is pretty good but could do better, also seen the one from which you started earlier. For the most passionate fans, there’s a final twist, but much nerd. Not reveal more.”
This review was translated from an Italian original with Google Translator, so if it doesn’t make sense, it was lost in the translation. Nevertheless, I’ll be keeping an eye on this for the Rider fans out there, although the comics will always be better.