Cage in Talks for ‘Ghost Rider’ Sequel; Will Hook Up With Kidman for ‘Trespass’

Nicolas CageNicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage have signed on to play a married couple in Trespass, a Joel Schumacher-directed action-adventure pic from Nu Image/Millennium Films. Irwin Winkler, Avi Lerner and Danny Dimbort will produce, Variety reports.

In other Cage news, Columbia is revving up a Ghost Rider sequel and is in talks with the actor to star and Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor to direct.

Neveldine and Taylor, whose first feature as directors was Crank in 2006, wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Jonah Hex.

The screenplay for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was written by Scott Gimple and Seth Hoffman based on a story by David Goyer. Neveldine and Taylor may do a rewrite, says the Heat Vision blog, although that has yet to be determined.

Columbia risked losing Ghost Rider rights which would have reverted back to Marvel if the studio couldn’t put a sequel into production by November.

It is not known if any cast from the original, including Eva Mendes, will return.

Meanwhile, Cage and Kidman will shoot Trespass in Louisiana from a story written by Karl Gajdusek and Eli Richbourg about a husband and wife taken hostage by four brutal perpetrators seeking easy cash. Complications ensue amid the unexpected discovery of betrayal and deception, says Variety.

Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Rene Besson are executive producing.