Mark Neveldine talks CRANK 3 and Idris Elba

I have been hearing some mixed thoughts on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, but one thing that I do know is Mark Neveldine is crazy. Not looney, but he is willing to push the envelope and risk his safety to get the perfect shot. He is one half of the directing duo Neveline/Taylor and the team that brought us 2006's Crank.

Empire Magazine recently sat down with Neveldine to talk Ghost Rider. During the conversation they talked about Idris Elba and the idea of Elba joining Crank 3. Of course, this is all talk and nothing is official at this point.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:

So anyway, here's a brief snippet of the interview, which will appear in full later in the month:
What was it like working with Idris Elba?

He’s got great control of his body. You don’t expect that from someone who is such a great actor, who has that sort of gravitas that Idris has, but he was hopping on his motorcycle no problem… just the way he moves with a gun, when he walks, it feels like an action scene. Same thing with Jason [Statham], those guys turn their head and it’s an action scene. There are so few actors have that ability and it was a real trip to work with Idris, he was an amazing actor, a great dude, and it was a blast just hanging out and having drinks with him, hitting the town with him.

So should we expect Idris to appear in Crank 3?

I would LOVE that! Actually, we joking-but-not-quite-jokingly joked about that with Idris while we were over in Romania and Turkey. Just trying to figure out a way of getting him into Crank 3.
There are so many different ways that Crank 3 could go. We’ve been talking about the top 50 ideas we what to do for Crank 3, so we’re just trying to pair them down.
By the way, Crank 3 is going to happen, the studios are really excited about it – it’s just all about timing.

How do you plan on getting around the ending of Crank 2?

[Laughs] That alone, we have 20 ways to tackle it. You know, withCrank, basically, you insert another quarter and you play the game again. It’s kind of like what thrills me and Brian, it’s whatever we feel like doing there in the moment, whatever we wanna do, we just do and make it happen. The important thing is what powers Chev. It was adrenaline that kept him alive in the first one, it was electricity in the second one, you know, it’s all about what will keep him alive in the third one. It’s just fun slinging those ideas around.

Would The Rock be someone you’d be interested in working with in Crank 3?

Yeah man, anytime! If we could play something around him, fit him into our world, that would be amazing. We love that guy. I think he’d really get down with how we do things, too.
I have learned with Crank to supsend disbelief, so I am game for a Crank 3. I love the idea of Elba and The Rock, but then again I am fine with them in any action movie. I am also looking forward to seeing Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance when it arrives in theaters next year.
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