‘Ghost Rider’ Director Mark Steven Johnson Still Finding Work; Helming ‘Autobahn’
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 6:32 pm
It’s not rare for a filmmaker to somehow find work even after failing to make a critically adored film. Mark Steven Johnson is that very filmmaker. Best known for helming films like Daredevil and of course, the masterpiece known as Ghost Rider, Johnson is the poster boy for directors making the film world a lot less interesting.
And now, according to Heat Vision, he’s got a brand new project.The outlet reports that Johnson will helm the new thriller, Autobahn, for Inferno Entertainment. The script is penned by Greg Russo, and follows the story of “a washed-up ex-Formula One driver who wakes up trapped inside a BMW on the side of the Autobahn, Germany’s famed high-speed roadway, which has no general speed limit. He answers a phone ringing in the glove box, only to be told that he has 90 minutes to deliver the bomb-rigged car to a target or his wife and daughter will be killed.”
Honestly, while I’m not too excited to see what Johnson does next, I do kind of dig this premise. I don’t know if it will make for the most interesting of films, but I think the plot is simple and could allow for a really fun action movie. Given the right cast, this could actually prove to be the film that Johnson was born to make. It has to be better than his previous works, right?