If there is one thing that could get us interested in another Ghost Rider movie, this is it: There's news that David Goyer, the writer behind The Dark Knight (not to mention ABC's FlashForward and about a zillion Blade movies) will be writing a new take on the Marvel franchise.
That should come as a relief to fans who thought that the first Ghost Rider, flaming skull notwithstanding, was something less than terrific and for those who thought Dark Knight was about the best freaking superhero movie every committed to film (and that includes us).
Here's how Variety's blog reported it:
David Goyer is in early talks to create the story and supervise writers for a film expected to once again star Nicolas Cage, who played the highly flammable [sic] cyclist in the 2007 original.
Through a spokesperson, Goyer said he hadn't signed on yet. But plans are already under way to base the sequel on a Ghost Rider script written years ago by Goyer, whose superhero work includes hit screen transfers of DC's Batman Begins and Marvel's Blade franchise. The original Ghost Rider was scripted by director Mark Steven Johnson.
If Goyer can apply some of the real-world feel to the fantastical Ghost Rider mythology that he applied to Gotham City, this could be a motorcycle ride to hell we'd gladly take.