The sequel of Ghost Rider (2007), the action adventure film starring Nicolas Cage as a Marvel Comics character, will begin shooting in Romania on October 1, 2010. The news was confirmed by Bogdan Moncea, Marketing Manager with Castel Film (www.castelfilm.ro) who told FNE that this is the second largest American production for Castel Film and Romania since Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain, shot in 2002. Moreover, this will be the first film shot entirely in 3D in Romania.
Castel Films representatives were contacted by Sony Pictures Entertainment (www.sonypictures.com) who had already scouted locations. The film will be produced by Columbia Pictures Corporation (www.sonypictures.com), part of Sony Pictures Entertainment and producer Ghost Rider (www.sonypictures.com). Nicolas Cage is the only actor in the cast confirmed for FNE. Shooting will wrap on March 1, 2011. It's not confirmed if shootings will take place only in Romania.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will be directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who made Crank in 2006. The script is written by Scott Gimple and Seth Hoffman, after a story by David Goyer. The project has a budget of 60-70 million dollars. Castel Film is providing facilities. The locations will not include Bran Castle, although Cage said in an interview that he would like to drive his motorcycle up to the doors of Dracula's castle.
Inspired by Marvel Comics, Ghost Rider follows the adventures of Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle stuntman who sold his soul to the devil in order to save his father, and who in return morphs into Ghost Rider, a character so strong it can compete with the devil's son.
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Directors: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Script: Scott Gimple and Seth Hoffman, after a story by David Goyer
Cast: Nicolas Cage