Nicolas Cage 'Excited' To Get Started On 'Ghost Rider' Sequel

The 'Drive Angry 3D' star is looking forward to working with 'brilliant' directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

SAN DIEGO -- Nicolas Cage seems to have an infatuation

with the devil. His forthcoming film "Drive Angry 3D" involves him

escaping from hell, and he tangled with Mephistopheles in the 2007

film "Ghost Rider." He was more than willing to chat with MTV News

about the upcoming "Ghost Rider" sequel, even though the movie is in

its very early stages.

"I'm going to have a meeting with [directors Mark Neveldine and Brian

Taylor] in the next few days. I'm excited to talk with them about it,"

he said. "I'm very hopeful that with their enthusiasm and energy, this

will be an exciting movie as well."

Cage said he's looking forward to seeing how Neveldine and Taylor, who

are best known for their work with the "Crank" films, plan to put

their stamp on the film, which is tentatively titled "Ghost Rider:

Spirit of Vengeance."

"My excitement about them is they're brilliant with the camera," he

said. "They make movies look new. They have a way with camera that is

unquestionably unique and a signature for them. I think that kind of

energy for this style of film will take it to the next level."

He added that the film is slated to be shot in Romania, which happens

to be the country where Dracula's castle is located. Although there

aren't any plans to film at the castle yet, Cage said he hoped there

would be a scene where the Ghost Rider drives his motorcycle up to its


Earlier this month, [article id="1643142"]Cage hinted that

the Ghost Rider character would evolve[/article] in the sequel. "It's a

different trajectory," he said, "but it's still the same guy. That's

all I can talk about!"

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