Yâ€™know, I still havenâ€™t seen the movie Ghost Rider with Nicholas Cage. Itâ€™s not that I donâ€™t enjoy watching Mr. Cage chew the scenery, because that can be downright fun sometimes. Itâ€™s not that I didnâ€™t want to watch Eva Mendes be all Eva and stuff, â€˜cause Iâ€™m totally cool with that. Itâ€™s not even that I couldnâ€™t care less about the care, because I did actually collect the 90s revival of Ghost Rider for the first year or so. Itâ€™s just that I see so few movies, I usually go with the ones that get me jazzed. Hearing about the Ghost Rider movie definitely made me pass.
We already knew a sequel was in the works. It was also pretty commonly accepted that Mr. Cage would be back with a flaming head. Now the word is that the budget has been cut. Cue the shocked gasps . . . actually, instead cue Claude Rains as Captain Renault and his â€œI am shocked, shocked to find . . .â€
And itâ€™s still reportedly getting a budget of $75 million. Wow, hard times. Cage is said to have taken a pay cut from $12 mil to $7 mil to hold onto the role.
Wait. Hold the bus. Nicholas Cage is getting $12 million for a movie? Really?
Wow. Just wow.
The article can be found here.