Ain’t It Cool News has an interesting write-up of what a Ghost Rider film reboot might look like. Longtime GF5 readers will remember Shawn Lampron took a look the first film in his three-part Ghost Rider series (1, 2, and 3) and told us that it made him want to weep. But AICN is intimating that the new film could be “The CASINO ROYALE Of Flaming Skulled Motorcycle Dude Movies,” so maybe Shawn won’t be left crying this time around.

“It’s not exactly a reboot,” said Goyer, who’s currently hard at work on his “FlashForward” television series. “I hate to say it’s more realistic, because he’s got a flaming skull for a head, but it’s a bit more stripped down and darker. It’s definitely changing tone. What ‘Casino Royale’ was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to ‘Ghost Rider.’”

...“This story picks up eight years after the first film,” said Goyer. “You don’t have to have seen the first film. It doesn’t contradict anything that happened in the first film, but we’re pretending that our audience hasn’t seen the first film. It’s as if you took that same character where things ended in the first film and then picked it up eight years later—he’s just in a much darker, existential place.”

An existential Ghost Rider sequel? Well, as long as he doesn’t spend too much time waiting for Godot, you can sign me up. How about you?