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GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE Casting Update: CIARAN HINDS As Villian + IDRIS ELBA, VIOLANTE PLACIDO, And JOHNNY WHITWORTH Sign On

October 9, 2010

CIARAN HINDS


Source: HeatVision, HeatVision

CIARAN HINDS (ROME, THERE WILL BE BLOOD), VIOLANTE PLACIDO (THE AMERICAN), IDRIS ELBA (THOR, OBSESSED), and JOHNNY WHITWORTH (CSI: MIAMI, 3:10 TO YUMA) are all in talks or have been confirmed to join the cast of GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE.

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor will direct the film, scheduled for release in 3D and 2D on February 17, 2012. Shooting is scheduled to start in November in Romania and Turkey.

The film “sees Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider (Cage), hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil (Ciaran Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the kid’s birthday.”

Elba plays an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. Whitworth plays a criminal who is recruited by the devil to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature.

Read more HERE and HERE.

THRALL WORLD loved CIARAN HINDS as JULIUS CAESAR in HBO’s ROME series and is an interesting addition.

IDRIS ELBA (left) and JOHNNY WHITWORTH


VIOLANTE PLACIDO


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‘GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE’ In 3D: NICOLAS CAGE Returning, Release Date Set

September 17, 2010

'GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE': NICOLAS CAGE returning as JOHNNY BLAZE on 02.17.10


Source: ComingSoon.net

A year after THRALL WORLD confirmed a GHOST RIDER sequel:

Sony’s Columbia Pictures has set a February 17, 2012 release date for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

The sequel, again starring Nicolas Cage, has started shooting in Bucharest, Romania.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will be released in both 3D and 2D theaters.

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‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’ Update: JAMES MCAVOY Conformed For Young PROFESSOR X Role

May 28, 2010

JAMES MCAVOY


Source: HeatVisionBlog.com

James McAvoy (ATONEMENT, WANTED) has signed on to play a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in “X-Men: First Class,” which Matthew Vaughn is directing for Fox.

Plot synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Read more HERE.

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MATTHEW VAUGHN Confirmed To Direct ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’, Release Date Set, Plot Details

May 5, 2010

MATTHEW VAUGHN


Source: ComingSoon.net

It’s been touch and go for the last week, but KICK-ASS director Matthew Vaughn has been confirmed to helm X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, 20th Century Fox’s prequel to the lucrative franchise based on the Marvel Comics super-team. Not only have they signed Vaughn, directing his third movie in a row based on comic material, but Fox is confident enough in his abilities to set a release date for June 3, 2011, a little less than 13 months from today.

Plot synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Read more HERE.

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MARVEL Confirms GHOST RIDER Sequel, NICOLAS CAGE Expected To Return

September 23, 2009

'GHOST RIDER' Sequel Confirmed

'GHOST RIDER' Sequel Confirmed


Source: Variety

David Goyer is in early talks to create the story and supervise writers for a [GHOST RIDER] film expected to once again star Nicolas Cage, who played the highly flammable 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.

Read more HERE.

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‘BAD LIEUTENANT’ Remake In The Works

July 3, 2008

The Original \'BAD LIEUTENANT\' Movie Poster Starring HARVEY KEITEL
Source: The Hollywood Reporter, ComingSoon.net

Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie Curtis Hall, Shawn Hatosy, Denzel Whitaker and Xzibit are joining Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes in Werner Herzog’s cop drama Bad Lieutenant, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Shea Wigham, Katie Chonacas (Righteous Kill) and Brad Dourif also are among those who will appear in the update of Abel Ferrara’s cult classic.

The original followed the depraved adventures of a corrupt policeman (Harvey Keitel) investigating the rape of a nun. The new film will feature Cage as the titular crooked cop and capture the spirit of the original, with the protagonist’s drug intake, accepting sexual favors as bribes and other elements that endeared so many to the 1992 version.

The new film will feature Kilmer as Cage’s partner, while Xzibit will play a villain.

Read more HERE.

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen it but I remember the original BAD LIEUTENANT being excellent. NICOLAS CAGE in the HARVEY KEITEL? I have a hard time picturing that.

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