The writer/director, who is currently attached to a number of superhero projects, including Ghost Rider 2, a possible third 'Batman' film, and 'Super Max' (which would revolve around Green Arrow), has enough work to keep him busy for quite some time.
"Even taking FlashForward aside," Goyer told MTV, referring to the weekly television he produces and occasionally writes and directs, "I’m booked up for another year and a half."
Lauren Shuler Donner, producer of the 'X-Men' movies, did not exactly give the Magneto film a vote of confidence last month. "I'm not sure that film is going to be made," Shuler said in an interview. "The studio has a wealth of potential stories, and they have »
Take a look at a new movie poster featuring Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist in the upcoming film “Kick-Ass” by director Matthew Vaughn (Stardust) and starring Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider 2, Astro Boy), Aaron Johnson (Nearly Famous), Christopher Mintx-Plasse, Frank Strong, and Chloe Moretz. Synopsis: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest from “Kick-Ass”. »
- Brian Corder
Marvel has a long list of comic-to-film projects that didn’t pan out so well. Ghost Rider is one of them. That may be the most diplomatic way I’ve ever put that. Ordinarily anything having to do with Ghost Rider has elicited a rage in me that leaves me angry. . . Hulk angry. So why am I so calm this time?
Well, as we’ve already covered here at The Flickcast, Ghost Rider is getting a sequel which could have been as craptastic as the first film. However, the script for the new movie is from one of my favorite writers David Goyer (Batman Begins, FlashForward). Recently, MTV caught up with Goyer and asked him about the Ghost Rider sequel:
“It’s not exactly a reboot,” said Goyer, “I hate to say it’s more realistic, because he’s got a flaming skull for a head, but it’s a »
- Bob Starr
Another busy week draws to a close here at Splash Page HQ, with bunches of exclusive interviews and features climbing their way into the week's top stories. Not much separated the most popular posts this time around, with the wealth of attention spread evenly among various topics.
Here's how the week's Top 10 posts shook out:
9. The latest (of many) deaths of Nathan Petrelli in "Heroes" got us thinking about how many times he's passed into the hereafter—and whether this time will stick.
7. For this week's Secret Identity, we picked five actresses who could play Catwoman.
6. Did you remember, remember the 5th of November? We did!
- Rick Marshall
Last we heard about Ghost Rider 2, David Goyer said he hadn't signed on yet but plans were already under way to base the sequel on a script he had written previously. Now today comes word that he is confirmed as a producer for the next installment and will polish his nine-year-old screenplay (including reworking its hard R-rated nature for a PG-13 rating), and while the continuity won't necessarily get an overhaul, the tone is certainly shifting.
MTV reports that Goyer, who's currently hard at work on his "FlashForward" television series, told them, "It's not exactly a reboot. I hate to say it's more realistic, because he's got a flaming skull for a head, but it's a bit more stripped down and darker. What 'Casino Royale' was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to 'Ghost Rider'."
The Ghost Rider sequel is planned to "roll before cameras next year, »
- Uncle Creepy
Not long ago, it was announced that "Batman Begins" and "Super Max" screenwriter David Goyer would be navigating the demonic motorcycle for "Ghost Rider 2," based on a screenplay Goyer wrote several years ago.
Many have wondered whether the screenplay—which is toning down its hard-r nature for a PG-13 rating—would reboot the "Ghost Rider" franchise. MTV News put that very question to Goyer, who said that while the continuity won't necessarily get an overhaul, the tone is certainly shifting.
"It's not exactly a reboot," said Goyer, who's currently hard at work on his "FlashForward" television series. "I hate to say it's more realistic, because he's got a flaming skull for a head, but it's a bit more stripped down and darker. It's definitely changing tone. What 'Casino Royale' was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to 'Ghost Rider.'"
The "Ghost Rider" sequel »
- Josh Wigler
Fans of The X-Files have been discussing a possible third film in the science fiction series since the release of last year’s much-maligned I Want To Believe. While no concrete news has yet been released, it would appear that all of the principals are on board to return for a third big-screen X-Files adventure.
The latest person to talk up X-Files 3 is Fox Mulder himself - David Duchovny.
Duchovny recently spoke with The Daily Beast and stated that (like most fans) he would like the next film to tackle the 2012 mythology within the hit show.
“As far as the X-Files movie I’d like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy. I think it’s natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we »
- Niall Browne
By my reckoning, there are seven possible X-Men film projects on the table at 20th Century Fox, and the big question is which one is next.
In the holding pen, we have: Wolverine 2, Deadpool, X-Men: First Class, X-Men Origins: Magneto, New Mutants, X-Men 4 and Gambit.
The one that's most ready to roll is Magneto, as it has a screenplay (originally by Sheldon Turner, rewritten by Batman scribe David Goyer) and a director (Goyer, with James McTeigue eager to step in if he drops out). It also makes sense for Magneto to be made next, so that it leads up to Xavier and Magneto's collaboration in the early years of the school in X-Men: First Class.
So what does Goyer have to say about this? And what about the Ghost Rider sequel, which he will be producing from a script he had previously written?
The big factor is that he's »
- David Bentley
When Sony announced that Ghost Rider 2 was moving forward, an older David Goyer script was mentioned as the possible basis of the storyline. Collider spoke with Goyer and asked him to explain how a script he wrote so long ago became the basis for a sequel.
I wrote a script for that about 9 years ago, and Sony decided and the producers, that they wanted to make that as the sequel script. So, in this case, I'm coming on as a producer and we're basically just doing a polish of my 9-year-old script. so there's not as much work involved. So that was kind of nice to see that one come full circle after 9 years.
Goyer's original script called for an R-rating, though that will not be the case for Ghost Rider 2. Still, Goyer insists that shouldn't put off any fans.
It was definitely written as a hard-r. originally I was writing it, »
- Ryan Gowland
About a week ago, Columbia Pictures confirmed that it is moving forward with a "Ghost Rider" sequel and was in early talks with David Goyer to create the story for a film expected to once again star Nicolas Cage. Collider has now caught up with Goyer, who wrote "The Dark Knight" and "Blade," to find out a few more details on the project. "I wrote a script for that nine years ago," said Goyer. "Sony and producers decided that they wanted to make that into the sequel. In this case, I'm coming on as a producer and we're basically doing a polish of my nine-year-old script. So there's not as much work involved." He went on to say that he originally pictured his film being a hard-r, but the studio is looking for a PG-13 film. Goyer added that it will not be a kiddie movie, but more like "The Dark Knight. »
We recently reported that Columbia Pictures is moving forward with Ghost Rider 2 (much to my chagrin). In that post, we also told you that the studio was tapping David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) to write the story for Ghost Rider 2, based on a script he wrote for the character nine years ago, which never made it into theaters.
Now comes word that Goyer Will be writing (and producing) Ghost Rider 2, and Collider recently interviewed the man himself and got some details on what his nearly decade-old script was all about. Of course, there are copies and reviews of that script still floating around online (check IGN), but nine years is a long time, so a current update is more than welcome.
Word around the ‘Net is that Goyer’s Ghost Rider script focused on the satanic hero going up against a demon biker gang who seek to resurrect the demon lord Zarathos. »
- Kofi Outlaw
Few fans seem to really want a Ghost Rider 2, but Columbia is making the film regardless. Recently it was reported that David Goyer has been tapped to produce and write the story. He wrote a Ghost Rider script years ago that has gone unused, and now we know for certain that Goyer's old script will be the basis for the new movie, presumably with Nicolas Cage again in the lead role. Goyer tells Collider, "I wrote a script about nine years ago, and Sony and the producers decided that they wanted to make that as the sequel. So...I'm coming on as a producer, and we're basically doing a polish of my nine-year old scipt. So there's not as much work involved." That script was a little more hardcore than the movie we eventually saw directed by Mark Steven Johnson. "It was definitely written as a hard-r...It was a Blade-type film. »
- Russ Fischer
The boys over at Collider scored an exclusive video interview with David Goyer regarding his new TV series "Flash Forward", which is now part of ABC's Thursday nights (there's too much on!). During the interview, the site got Goyer to reveal some really interesting bits about Columbia Pictures' recently announced Ghost Rider 2. Apparently, the script is 9 years old and would easily be a hard "R", so the studio is looking to edit it down to a measly PG-13. Yawn. Read on for the video. Nicolas Cage is confirmed to return in the role of Johnny Blaze a.k.a. Ghost Rider. »
Frosty over at Collider spoke to David S. Goyer the other day about his new TV show, FlashForward (yes, that is how it’s officially titled; yes, that is annoying). But he also took the time to talk to Goyer about the just-announced Ghost Rider 2.Goyer confirmed that he’ll be producing the Nicolas Cage-starring sequel, which will see cursed stunt biker Johnny Blaze return with his flaming-skulled Spirit of Vengeance alter-ego firmly in tow. “I’m coming on as a producer, and we’re basically doing a polish of my nine year-old script,” said Goyer, referring to the script he wrote years ago for Stephen Norrington to direct, before Mark Steven Johnson came on board and took the Rider in a quirkier direction.Goyer’s original script was “definitely written as a hard R,” added the writer, arguably the finest comic book movie scribe out there, with »
After Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel, any movie studio owning rights to a Marvel property went scrambling to continue development or risk having those rights reclaimed by Marvel and its new parent company.
According to a report from Variety, Columbia is now actively pursuing a sequel to Ghost Rider, and has brought in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight scribe David Goyer to work out the story and supervise writers for the Nicloas Cage vehicle. Goyer says he hasn't officially signed on for the sequel yet, but plans are in place to base the sequel on a Ghost Rider script Goyer wrote years ago. Director Mark Steven Johnson used his own script for the original Ghost Rider.
Columbia isn't the only studio worried about losing rights to Marvel characters. Fox is rebooting The Fantastic Four and every possible X-Men movie, while Sony is already writing the scripts for Spider-Man 5 and »
- Ryan Gowland
Most of us didn't ask the Studio Powers That Be for a Ghost Rider 2, but it doesn't matter, because we'll be getting one. Back in January, the whispers began at Bloody-Disgusting that Columbia was gearing up another Ghost Rider run, and today it has come true. Variety reports that the studio is talking to none other than David S. Goyer to pen a new installment. Nicolas Cage is expected to return as Johnny Blaze, and former Marvel Studios' head Avi Arad will be producing.
Goyer was quick to say (via a spokesperson) that he wasn't officially signed, but that talks were underway to base Ghost Rider 2 on a script he did many years ago. If you'd like to know a little something about that script, you can read a review IGN did of it in 2000. Nothing ever dies thanks to the Internet and if nothing else, you can »
- Elisabeth Rappe
Marvel is full speed ahead with several projects: Ghost Rider 2, Thor, Avengers, Captain America, and...Popeye. Marvel head Avi Arad has secured the rights to the tattooed spinach lover for a CGI animated feature. Popeye first appeared in the 1920's in comic form and has moved up since those days. The sailor has taken many forms from video games to advertisements to cartoons, this guy has seen it all. Robin Williams even lent his comedic chops to show his own version of the beloved »
- Niki Stephens
Ghost Rider 2 rumors have flamed up sporadically over the past several months and now another has popped up suggesting Columbia Pictures is pushing forward on development with Nicholas Cage returning to star. Variety is reporting Columbia is in talks with David Goyer to create a story based on his unused Ghost Rider screenplay and supervise writers in penning a new script. Goyer is not on board yet, but Columbia is moving forward based on his original concepts. Ghost Rider is a Marvel property which means it is now a Disney property. Studios with active Marvel deals including Fox and Paramount are forging ahead with Marvel projects before their deals run out and Disney takes over. A Ghost Rider sequel at Columbia Pictures, and Spider-Man 4 which is currently in development with a 2011 release, follows that trend. »
Marvel head Avi Arad recently revealed that studios are hard at work on "Ghost Rider 2," "Fantastic Four" and "Daredevil" reboots and a "Silver Surfer" spin-off. But that's not all that he has planned. Arad also secured the rights to "Popeye," in hopes of rebooting that franchise as well. But he won't go down the same path that the 1980 film, starring Robin Williams, did. He is instead planning to make it a CGI animated feature. Popeye the Sailor first appeared in comic strips back in 1929 and went on to be featured in comic books, animated films, video games, hundreds of advertisements and numerous television shows. The character has been around so long that he has entered the public domain in most countries. Unfortunately for Arad, Popeye remain under copyright in the Us. Popeye on "Family Guy": »
Given recent comments from Nicolas Cage about wanting to take the "Ghost Rider" franchise in an entirely new direction, it was all but guaranteed that the 2007 comic book film would get a sequel—but today, it became official.
According to Variety, Columbia Pictures is in early discussions with "Batman Begins" and "Super Max" screenwriter David Goyer to work on the story for "Ghost Rider 2," which would presumably star Nicolas Cage as the motorcycle-riding, flame-headed spirit of vengeance.
Bringing in Goyer is viewed as an attempt to give the "Ghost Rider" franchise a reboot along the lines of the Christopher Nolan-helmed "Batman" series, which Goyer had a strong hand in bringing to life.
Still, it's »
- Josh Wigler
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