Movies based on video games have very rarely been good. There are so many bad adaptations that game fans now wince when a studio decides to make bank on a recognizable/beloved franchise. Hell, I still haven’t recovered from the atrocious Super Mario Bros.(1993) starring Bob Hoskins and John Legiozamo. With that said, here’s some video game movies news that I’m sure will have you stroking your chin in curious satisfaction. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures have signed a reported 7-figure deal with Brian Taylor, to write and direct a movie based on the hugely popular Twisted Metal video game.
So, Taylor, the director who has worked with life long friend Mark Neveldine on the Crank movies and the upcoming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has been pegged to direct an adaptation of the game franchise based on underground fight to the death matches in which combatants use armored cars tricked out with missiles, machine guns, mines and the like? Curious indeed!
Its about time they adapted this into a movie. I mean come on, fast cars, explosions and homicidal combatants? What the hell took you so long Hollywood? Anyway, considering the insane, pulse-pounding source material and given Sony has signed a director who’s equally loco, I couldn’t be more happy.
Deadline went onto say that characters like the manipulative race organizer Calypso and popular contestants like the homicidal clown Needles Kane in his killer ice cream truck Sweet Tooth and the masked Doll Face are reported to be included in the story.
This Friday, the rider is back! The sequel to Marvel‘s 2007 Ghost Rider, once declared the worst movie of the decade, has a worthwhile film in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
In Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Johnny Blaze (played, again, by Nicolas Cage) is still cursed with powers of the super natural and has hidden himself away from the world. That is, until he teams up with a sect of rebel monks to save a young boy. Battling a satanic cult and devil himself, Johnny may have finally have a way to rid himself of “the rider” once and for all- if he can save the boy first.
OK, so the premise sounds cooky, but what the films lacks in story is sure to make up in bad-ass action. This gritty new vision by directors Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor (Crank) can’t be any worse than it’s predecessor (I hope).
Co-starring Fergus Riordan, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido and Johnny Whitworth a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette has debuted via iTunes Movie Trailers. Check out the featurette below:
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits theaters everywhere this Friday.
Word on the street is that we have another Ghost Rider movie to, uh, look forward to. (Yes, I’m intentionally acting like this hasn’t been a thing for a while. I enjoy my willful ignorance.)
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor of Crank and Gamer are directing the thing. According to /Film, some people were actually getting excited about Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Big mistake. When it was premiered… Things went downhill faster than some poor mofo’s dick when he learns that the hot chick at the other end of the bar used to be a dude.
Anyway, we’ve got some behind the scenes footage and some TV spots for y’all.
Click here for the making-of reel. I don’t want to spend more time in jail than that poor bastard who offed Michael Jackson.
Hit the jump for the TV spots. Or don’t. Whatever. (more…)
I’m still crying over how bad the original Ghost Rider was. It managed to pack in every comic book and action movie cliché imaginable, laughable casting, an illogical script, wooden acting, and jarring direction for straight-faced amusement. But, the tears may be over.
The sequel to the 2007 film my have finally redeemed it’s soul with the help of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank 1 and 2)While we have no footage to give (when we do you’ll know) but we do have a first look at Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance by way of scans that appear in the upcoming issue of Empire.
Luke Gallagher, head chief cake to NB, saw the footage at SDCC and thinks ” Ghostrider himself looks menacing, nightmarish even. He’s an actually bad-ass this time, spits and pisses fire. The action is insane. Epic stunts with plenty of crazy Neveldine/Taylor camera angles. It’s Ghost Rider on crack!”
That’s right folks, Nic Cage and his crazy ass hair wants to do another Ghost Rider movie before Columbia Pictures loses the rights to make one. While it’s not set for Cage to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze, there is talks for the Crank duo, Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, to direct the film. If it all goes smoothly, the film will be titled “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence.”
So yeah, who here liked the first one. I mean, the only reason why I watched it was because of the sexy Eva Mendas. I’m sure Cage only wants this project to get picked up just so that he gets some extra cash on him (the man has a poor money spending habit). Then again, if they do get the Crank duo to direct the film and possibly write it as well, we may at least get a fun, action filled Ghost Rider. What do ya’ll think? Is this something that should be made and if so, do you want Cage to reprise his role? Or should Marvel just put Blaze and his motorcycle down just so we don’t suffer through another movie.