Crank Pair Pursue “Ghost Rider 2”

“Crank” and “Gamer” writer/directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are in early negotiations to direct the comic book hero sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” for Sony Pictures says Heat Vision.

Nicolas Cage is in early negotiations to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze, a stunt motorcyclist who makes a deal with the devil and finds himself transforming into a flaming-skulled man driving a motorcycle from hell.

Story details are not forthcoming and it’s unsure if this will utilise any other character from the previous 2007 film which grossed almost $230 million worldwide despite poor reviews. David Goyer wrote the story and it’s unsure if Neveldine and Taylor will perform a rewrite.

Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael De Luca and Steven Paul are producing. Shooting hopes to kick off in the late Fall as the studio must get the film made or the rights will revert to Marvel.