[UPDATE: Lambert has officially joined Ghost Rider 2.]
There can be only one Christopher Lambert (sorry, couldn’t resist) and – if we are to believe the official Highlander FB page – he may be up for a role in the upcoming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Lambert – who played immortal Connor MacLeod in the original Highlander movies and TV series – could join Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth for the Ghost Rider sequel, which will see Nicolas Cage back in black (leather) as the supernaturally-powered motorcyclist, Johnny Blaze.
Ghoster Rider 2 will reportedly revolve around Blaze’s attempts to protect a mother, Nadva, and her son, Danny, from a demonic being called Roarke – a creature familiar with the legacy of the Ghost Rider and how his identity has changed over the course of several centuries. Cage claims that the film will have an entirely different feel from its predecessor and will feel like “less of a Western and more of an international story.”
Production is already getting underway on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which will be shot in 3D on location in Romania. Crank filmmakers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are directing the sequel, which was scripted by the go-to guy for comic book movies, David S. Goyer.
Lambert is known foremost for his Highlander work and the notion that he could sign on for another franchise that revolves around a virtually immortal being with supernatural abilities, well, it seems appropriate enough. There’s no word yet as to who Lambert would play, but based off what we know of the Ghost Rider sequel so far, a not-quite-human character is a likely possibility.
Ghost Rider 2 continues to attract some decent acting talent and has the makings of a sequel that could (perhaps vastly) improve upon its predecessor. The Ghost Rider followup is far from the most-anticipated comic book pic scheduled to arrive in the next two years, but it could make a dent at the box office and attract fans that are looking for fun during the slow-going early portion of 2012.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits 2D and 3D screens in the U.S. on February 17th, 2012.
Update Source: Marvel Facebook Page