Monday, July 26, 2010

Nicolas Cage 'Excited' To Get Started On 'Ghost Rider' Sequel

SAN DIEGO -- Nicolas Cage seems to have an infatuationwith the devil. His forthcoming film "Drive Angry 3D" involves himescaping from hell, and he tangled with Mephistopheles in the 2007film "Ghost Rider." He was more than willing to chat with MTV Newsabout the upcoming "Ghost Rider" sequel, even though the movie is inits very early stages.

"I'm going to have a meeting with [directors Mark Neveldine and BrianTaylor] in the next few days. I'm excited to talk with them about it,"he said. "I'm very hopeful that with their enthusiasm and energy, thiswill be an exciting movie as well."

Cage said he's looking forward to seeing how Neveldine and Taylor, whoare best known for their work with the "Crank" films, plan to puttheir stamp on the film, which is tentatively titled "Ghost Rider:Spirit of Vengeance."

"My excitement about them is they're brilliant with the camera," hesaid. "They make movies look new. They have a way with camera that isunquestionably unique and a signature for them. I think that kind ofenergy for this style of film will take it to the next level."

He added that the film is slated to be shot in Romania, which happensto be the country where Dracula's castle is located. Although therearen't any plans to film at the castle yet, Cage said he hoped therewould be a scene where the Ghost Rider drives his motorcycle up to itsentrance.

Earlier this month, in the sequel. "It's adifferent trajectory," he said, "but it's still the same guy. That'sall I can talk about!"

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