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SET VISIT: ‘Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance’

Johnny Blaze will ride again! Scheduled for release on February 17th is Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, the long-awaited sequel to '2007s anti-superhero film Ghost Rider, which was based on the popular Marvel Comics character and starred Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage, and Eva Mendes. In the original film, Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze, a stunt motorcyclist who sells his soul to the Devil and as a result, transforms into the flaming vigilante Ghost Rider. While the first movie was a financial success earning over $200 million at the box office, it was a critical disaster and failed to score with fans of the original source material. However, with only Nicolas Cage returning for the sequel from the original cast, and new directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank High Voltage) behind the lens, Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance promises to win back disenfranchised fans of the Marvel character and infuse the film with the appropriate dark tone and religious themes missing from its predecessor.

The new film takes place eight years after the original and features a Johnny Blaze who has accepted his place in the world as the Ghost Rider and is heavily drinking to compensate for his nightmarish dilemma. While traveling through Europe, Blaze meets an ancient league of monks that are trying to protect a young boy named Danny Ketch (Fergus Riordan) from his father, the Devil (Ciarán Hinds), who wants to take over the boy's body on his birthday. Marvel fans will recognize Danny Ketch as the future Ghost Rider, as he would eventually inherit the mantel from Blaze in the comics.

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‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ Attracts Ciaran Hindsán Hinds and Italian actress-singer Violante Placido are in talks to join Columbia's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, according to Heat Vision.

Starring Nicolas Cage as the demonic biker anti-hero based on the Marvel comic, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a sequel to the 2007 movie and has Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor directing.

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‘The American’ Behind-the-Scenes Video

Yahoo! Movies has released a brand new behind-the-scenes video from The American, which will be released in theaters nationwide on September 1. Click below to watch this new behind-the-scenes video, which features interviews with actresses Violante Placido and Thekla Reuten, producers Anne Carey and Grant Heslov along with director Anton Corbijn all speaking about the star of the film, George Clooney.

The American was released September 1st, 2010.

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