The Dark Knight writer David Goyer may have written the script for his Ghost Rider sequel nine years ago, but that doesn't mean that the uber-successful Batman movie hasn't affected the way it'll turn out, as he explains.
Talking to Collider's Steven Weintraub, Goyer explained,
In the case of Ghost Rider , I wrote the script for that about nine years ago. And Sony decided, and the producers, that they wanted to make that as the sequel script. In this case, I'm coming on as producer and we're basically just doing a polish to my nine year old script, so there's not as much work involved... [Originally] it was a Blade type film, and now they want it to be PG-13. That said, The Dark Knight has come out, and The Dark Knight... I like the say it was skirting the bleeding edge of PG-13, so I think that people feel like you can get away with, not get away with, but people's concepts of what a PG-13 movie can be have changed. There's no question that we're going to have to tone some things down, but I don't think we'll have to do that much.
A retro, violent Ghost Rider? If anything can coax a better performance out've Nic Cage than what he offered in the original movie, here's hoping it's that.
David Goyer talks GHOST RIDER 2 and MAGNETO [Collider]