Nicolas Cage has been an outspoken advocate of bringing Johnny Blaze to Europe when the second "Ghost Rider" film wheels into theaters — and unsurprisingly, it looks like the actor is getting his wish.
According to Hot News, "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is set to begin production in Romania this fall. Confirmation comes from Castel Flm's marketing manager Bogdan Moncea, who declared that the "Ghost Rider" sequel is set to become the first major American production to shoot in Romania since "Cold Mountain" in 2002.
Additionally, it's been confirmed that "Spirit of Vengeance" will be shot in 3-D, following up on Cage's recent 3-D experience with supernatural revenge flick "Drive Angry."
The Romanian setting for "Ghost Rider 2" isn't entirely surprising, as Cage previously told MTV News of the shooting location.
"I'll be filming it in Romania, which is exciting, since that's where Dracula's castle is," Cage revealed. "The Ghost Rider has to ride up to Dracula's castle."
The "Crank" writing/directing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are the men steering the wheel alongside Cage for "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," which is scheduled to begin shooting in the next couple of months. No further casting has been announced, though "Ghost Rider" leading lady Eva Mendes revealed last month that she won't be returning to the role of news reporter Roxanne for the sequel.
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