Back in the early 90’s Nicholas Cage was to star as Superman in a film to be directed by Tim Burton. In a new documentary we find out why this never came to pass…and a lot more.
Way back in September of 2012, in one of my first ever ‘What Could Have Been…’ articles, I talked about the famous tale of the Superman movie that never was. Starring Nicholas Cage as Superman with direction from Tim Burton, the whole project was abandoned just weeks before principal photography was to take place.
Ever since then various snippets of concept art and even strange costume tests have found their way online giving us further sneak peeks of a film that never came to pass.
Director Kevin Smith wrote one of the first drafts of the film and of course, with his talkative nature, has retold his side of the story to great comic effect.
In early 2013, American producer Jon Schnepp set up a kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to create a documentary around the strange story of ‘Superman Lives’.
He was successful and over the last two years he has been interviewing many people who were involved with the film. Unfortunately Nicholas Cage declined to participate but director Tim Burton agreed! At last perhaps were going to find out what really happened.
‘The Death Of Superman Lives; What Happened?’ has been showing in select cinema presentations and comic conventions for a couple of months now but it will be available to view on July 9th. As a film nerd, this is right up my ally and I hope to review it at a later date.
You can pre-order the documentary now over at the official website. It will be available to view on VOD, Bluray and DVD.
As a taster, Schnepp has uploaded the first ten minutes which you can watch below. There is also the full trailer further down with another bonus clip I think you must see.