The first Ghost Rider movie may have underwhelmed fans, but I gotta admit that I'm digging what I've seen so far of the upcoming sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, due in theaters on February 17th. The latest trailer is no exception. It doesn't look like the biggest budgeted affair in the world, but the more streamlined, high-energy approach directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are taking might serve the Marvel Comics character well. See what I'm talking about after the jump.
"What's it about?," you're still asking yourself? Here's the official lowdown on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance...
"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."