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'Ghost Rider 2' to Get 'Crank' Directors, Nicolas Cage In Talks to Return

June 16, 2010 (2:30 am) GMT
Words are, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are in talks to helm 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' which may see Nicolas Cage reprising his role as Johnny Blaze.
'Ghost Rider 2' to Get 'Crank' Directors, Nicolas Cage In Talks to Return

It seems that Columbia Pictures wants to get some cranking element for "". According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the studio is in early negotiations with "" helmers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor to serve behind the lens for the upcoming movie.

who takes the titular character in 2007 "" has not signed up for the sequel. THR additionally reports the actor is also still in early negotiations to reprise his role as stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze.

Plot details for "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" are kept under wraps and it is not yet known whether the movie will see other characters from the previous movie. Though the dealmaking is in the preliminary stages, the studio wants to move forward with the project as they plan to kick off principal photography by late fall.

The first "Ghost Rider" film follows Johnny Blaze who makes a deal with the devil in order to save the life of a loved one. After it was released in February three years ago, the action thriller grossed almost $230 million worldwide.

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