Another Marvel comic book superhero is coming to the big screen and Sony Pictures has released a 10-second teaser featuring some vfx shots on the official web site. Ghost Rider, starring Nicholas Cage, is set to blaze into theaters on Feb. 16, 2007.
Based on one of Marvel’s lesser-known franchises, Ghost Rider will feature Cage as Johnny Blaze, a stunt motorcyclist who gives up his soul to become a flaming-skulled avenging demon and defeat the power-hungry son of Satan. Hulk co-star Sam Elliot returns to Marvel territory in a supporting role and the Easy Rider himself, Peter Fonda, shows up for some more two-wheeling action. Sony Pictures Imageworks and Digital Dream are handling the bulk of the visual effects work, including Cage’s fiery transformations.
The film is being directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who previously helmed the Marvel adaptation Daredevil and wrote the screenplay for the less successful Daredevil spin-off, Elektra. Johnson penned the Ghost Rider screenplay with David S. Goyer, the scribe behind such comic-to-screen treatments as Batman Begins, Blade II, Blade: Trinity and the upcoming The Flash and the Batman Begins sequel.
To check out the teaser trailer and other details about Ghost Rider, cruise over to the movie’s official web site at www.sonypictures.com/movies/ghostrider.