It’s no secret that in the last few years Nicolas Cage’s career has taken a turn for the bizarre and outrageous, with films like Bangkok Dangerous, Bad Lieutenant, and Drive Angry. And likewise, directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have been pushing the envelope for years with gonzo films like Crank and Gamer. So what sort of batshit insane movie could possibly come from the collaboration of these two unpredictable forces? San Diego Comic-Con audiences got a peek today with a preview of Neveldine/Taylor’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, a sequel to the 2007 original.
The panel began with a montage showing off the gonzo shooting style of Neveldine/Taylor as they operated their cameras right alongside the stuntmen, rollerblading along with speeding cars, and hanging off swinging rigs. In fact, they proudly proclaimed they wouldn’t ask the stuntmen to do anything they wouldn’t do themselves, and vow that if any stuntmen are injured during shooting, they promise those takes would be in the film.
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