Ashok Amritraj's sequel of Ghost Rider opening on 17 February

MUMBAI: Veteran tennis player Ashok Amritraj is gearing up to release the sequel of Ghost Rider titled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in 3D on 17 February.

A sequel to the 2007 film, Ghost Rider has Nicolas Cage returning as Johnny Blaze. Directed by Mark Neveldine, the film also stars Ciarán Hinds and Idris Elba.

Amritraj, a big fan of Marvel Comics, feels that the sequel is a big step forward for the franchise, especially in terms of special effects. About the current craze of filmmakers going in for making films in 3D, Amritraj has been quoted to have said, " 3D looks terrific for certain films like Transformers where it enhances the viewing experience. However, if it is used as a gimmick, then it can get annoying. Much of the experience depends on the content of the film itself and I feel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance fits the 3D bill perfectly."

Elaborating on the changes he has seen in the last three decades, Amritraj said, "The market is changing with newer distribution and production challenges. Suddenly, DVD has gone down and streaming is up.We are talking to a lot more with companies like Google, Netflix and Facebook for marketing and distribution purposes."

The film, made under the Hyde Park Entertainment banner, is being released under the banner of Marvel Knights.

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