The first trailer for Neveldine/Taylor’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has gone online. It’s odd because the trailer starts out trying to be weighty and having text like “Evil will force him to face his demon,” and that’s not what people want from a Ghost Rider movie. We tried that with the first movie and it sucked. What we want, and what we expect from the guys who brought us Crank, is something far more insane. There are hints of that madness throughout the trailer, but it still hews a little too close to “Another Ghost Rider” rather than “A new Ghost Rider“. I do like that they end it with Ghost Rider pissing fire.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance opens in 3D on February 17, 2012.
Here’s the official synopsis. We also just posted 34 high resolution images from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance here.
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. Based on the Marvel Comic. Produced by Steven Paul, Ashok Amritraj, Michael De Luca, Avi Arad, and Ari Arad.
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