Nicolas Cage is in need of one thing more than a haircut – a clue. That clue would of course tell him to avoid comic book adaptations where he’ll look ridiculous, despite his ‘love’ for comics. And yet he continues to shoehorn his way in, sure that the next one will be a success. Well thanks to MTV (via First Showing) we know that a reboot, sorry, a reconceiveing of 2007 travesty Ghost Rider is in the works. No I don’t really understand either, so I’ll pass you on to Mr. Cage:
“I would like to do a reconceive, I would like to go in a whole other direction, and I think that’s what they’re talking about.”
So reboot has passed the cool phase and we’re into the age of the reconceive. God I hope not, that requires real thought to spell every damn time. I’ll just add it to the list of reasons I think Nicolas Cage is an asshole. I will note though, that you can’t do either a reboot or a reconceive if its the same lead actor, as it then becomes, and take notes nere Nic, a SEQUEL. I don’t care if everything else has changed, a sequel equals same character and same actor. So in this case we’re talking sequel, which I’d imagine they don’t want to, because of the terrible reception of its predecessor. So to further this he also claims it’ll be nothing like that other one in setting also:
“I would make it much less of a Western and more of an international story”
Seems like a grab at those pounds, roubles and yen that backended Terminator: Salvation really, rather well. Bad news though, comes with the fact that most international folks knew of the Terminator but are slightly hazy on the hells angel with a flaming skull. I do like the pandering to the rest of the globe though, as it puts me in the power position to demand what I want from my summer blockbusters. No, wait it means that we get cheesy moments whereby huge robots pass by the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben. This will obviously ensure we flock to the cinema screens.
Ghost Rider 2: Flaming Boogaloo, as I’ve coined it, will however, most likely not be made. The first isn’t regarded highly at all, and Cage hardly rocks the box office these days so I think he’ll just keep bringing it up, trying to get people like me talking about it, but that won’t work on me Cage! I’m no hidden treasure on Mount Rushmore you can just buy!
Oh fuck, forget what you just read, it’s for the best.
What do you think? Do you want the Johnny Blaze to ride again?