GHOST RIDER 2 budget cut by $60 million

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
October 27th, 2010

Despite becoming one of the most maligned films in this new era of superhero and comic book adaptations, GHOST RIDER not only grossed $229 million, but has sparked a sequel to be helmed by CRANK duo, Neveldine/Taylor (Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor).

However, it isn’t getting the amount of money we once thought it would have.

The Wrap is reporting that GHOST RIDER: THE SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE has had its budget cut by Sony from an obnoxious $135 million, to $75 million. The production is split between Sony and Hyde Park Entertainment, and has apparently chopped star Nicolas Cage’s paycheck from $12 to $7 million. 

The film will be shot in 3D, and with a script that apparently hints at a ton of smaller settings and a much tinier scope than the previous film, I do have to say, this is definitely interesting. I love the idea of giving Neveldine/Taylor some sort of economic box, because when those two are firing at the highest possible creative levels, they make cinematic magic. I don’t necessarily believe that this project will work, but I’m more than interested in it.

What about you?

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