An R­rated Ghost Rider could be hit to­day: Cage

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Ac­tor Ni­co­las Cage be­lieves that his 2007 su­per­hero film Ghost Rider would have been a hit if it was made and re­leased to­day. Cage told Ya­hoo En­ter­tain­ment that an R-rated Ghost Rider, made on the lines of Dead­pool (2016), would be “enor­mously suc­cess­ful” to­day.

“Had Ghost Rider been made in R-rated for­mat, the way they had the guts to do with Dead­pool, I’m cer­tain it would be enor­mously suc­cess­ful,” Cage said.

Upon its de­but, Cage’s film was panned by the crit­ics and grossed $115 mil­lion in the US against a $110 mil­lion bud­get.

Cage, how­ever, in­sists that the 2007 film and its 2012 se­quel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, did well post its box of­fice run. “I still think the movies were a hit. Peo­ple don’t look at the sub­sidiary out­lets, like DVD and stream­ing and what­not. When you look at what (di­rec­tors) Mark Nevel­dine and Brian Taylor did (on Spirit of Vengeance) for $50 mil­lion, and they got a $250 mil­lion re­turn, you be­gin to see the ge­nius of the se­quel,” he said.

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

Ni­co­las Cage’s 2007 su­per­hero film Ghost Rider was panned by the crit­ics and suf­fered poor box of­fice re­turns

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