Big Ghost Rider Movie Update!

Scooper ‘Robert’ sent us a big update on the Ghost Rider movie, written and to be directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil). You can click the names below to learn more about each:

CREW

I found out that concept work on the project started a few months back. Concept art for the film was done by Crash McGreary and Miles Teves, while Marc Vena (Rush Hour, Dr. Dolittle, Sahara) did storyboards.

. (Oscar winner) Russel Boyd (Master and Commander) is on board as the DOP – Bennett Walsh (Kill Bill, Stealth) is also on board as executive producer!

SHOOT

The official website for Film Victoria has been updated and states that Ghost Rider will shoot from January 2005 – June 2005.

CHARACTERS

The following casting call confirms the rumored villain and another familar character!

“GHOST RIDER”

COLUMBIA PICTURES

Location: AUSTRALIA

Start date: JANUARY

NOW SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

MEPHISTOPHE, male, a demon, the most evil creature to ever walk the earth, LEAD ROLE

ROXANNE, age 20′s, female, a natural beauty, a smart, likeable writer, vulnerable, gets caught in a bizarre and deadly game of vigilante justice, LEAD ROLE

Send photo & resume to:

BESTROP/MCCARTHY CASTING

5225 WILSHIRE BLVD, SUITE 418

LA, CA 90036

No phone calls or personal deliveries.

FILM

Marvel CEO, Avi Arad mentions in a new interview with INQ7.net:

“We’re about to start ‘Ghost Rider’ with Sony and, again, it’s very different from anything else you’ve seen from Marvel.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

This bit comes from INSIDE FILM (Aus). An evening with the Ghost Rider crew in Australia! Ask all the questions you want!

Melbourne On Screen (VIC)

WHEN 15 – 29 October

WHERE ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

Melbourne on Screen is two weeks of events from Friday 15 – Friday 29 October, which celebrate and explore the film, television and new media sectors.

Melbourne on Screen has just announced some exciting additional highlights to the second week of the inaugural program including: free screenings of a selection of the 2004 AFI Awards nominated feature and non feature films, a Women in Film and Television workshop, a free ‘In Conversation’ with Australian documentary maker Dennis O’Rourke and a free ‘In Conversation’ with the filmmakers of Ghost Rider, the new blockbuster soon to commence filming in Melbourne at Central City Studios.

* In Conversation with Ghost Rider

Wed 27 Oct

6.30pm ACMI Cinemas, free

Join Executive Producer Bennett Walsh (Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2), Writer Director Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Grumpy Old Men), Producer Gary Foster (Daredevil, The Score, Tin Cup, Sleepless in Seattle) and Australia’s Oscar -winning Cinematographer Russell Boyd (Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World) for an in depth discussion of their plans for Ghost Rider, the adaptation of the Marvel comic set to shoot in Victoria in the coming months, their approach to filmmaking, creative collaborations, and some fascinating anecdotes from four international careers. Sandy George, film journalist with Screen International and Encore Magazine, will host the session.

More info can be found here and here.

Screenwriter, Shane Salerno will be in attendance to speak at the Screenwriting Expo 3 on November 6, 2005 from 10 AM. He’s guest of honor that day. Full details can be found here.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Ghost Rider adaptation.

Source: Robert