class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-49733″ title=”Christopher Lambert” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”205″ height=”150″ />MTV today bring news that immortal swordsman Connor MacLeod himself, Christopher Lambert, has posted news on the official Highlander Facebook page that he’s been cast in Ghost Rider: Spirit with a Vengeance.

He’ll join Nicolas Cage who’s returns as Johnny Blaze and an impressive supporting cast including the likes of Ciaran Hinds (as the devil) and Idris Elba, who will play an alcoholic warrior monk (?)

Lambert’s career has been quiet of late, with him mostly cropping up in DTV fare and in Richard Kelly’s weird post-apocalyptic folly Southland Tales, although he gained some good notices last year for his role in French filmmaker Claire Denis’ African plantation drama White Material.

It’s good to see him back in fantasy mode however, and this sequel to Ghost Rider (which is being directed by Crank’s Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor) is due to begin production next month in Romania.