Who wins in a fight: a dude with a flaming skull on a motorcycle or an immortal Scottish swordsman? We’re about to find out.
Christopher Lambert — star of Highlander — is in talks to take a role in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. However, the actor kept mum on exactly who the character is and what their specific spot is in the plot. If he does sign on, he’ll join a cast that features Nicholas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba, and Johnny Whitworth. The film is set to release on February 17, 2012.
So, what’s our reaction to this news? One, big, fat resounding “eh.”
Here’s the deal. Ghost Rider sucked. It was a lame excuse for a movie and was a perfect example of how Nicolas Cage has regurgitated his character from Con Air in at least three different films a year since its release. All he needs is that stupid long hair, a sequence of him running from explosions, and a disposable female character to absorb his lame-ass one-liners.
Regardless, I guess it’ll be interesting to see Lambert in a role outside of Highlander, since that’s pretty much all he’s known for. Hopefully the writers of Spirit of Vengeance are smart enough to not give him a sword. But let’s get real, they probably aren’t.
Source: Coming Soon