Perhaps the most legendary of all Hollywood movies never to be made, Superman Lives was to be directed by Tim Burton and star Nicolas Cage as the title superhero. The now infamous production was a series of poor decisions that eventually led it to its ultimate fate: the nearest waste management facility.
Yet fascinating tales of its surreal existence continue to this very day, and an upcoming documentary titled The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? will aim to share many of these tales with you. The documentary acquired funding via Kickstarter a couple of years back now, and a trailer was released last year. Be sure to check those out for much more history on Superman Lives, and also the images of Cage as Superman if you haven’t seen them before.
Now the first 10 minutes of the documentary, which features discussions with many of the people involved in the failed movie such Burton, Kevin Smith, Jon Peters, Wesley Strick, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Dan Gilroy, and Colleen Atwood, has been shared by director Jon Schnepp and can be enjoyed below along with another trailer.
Enjoy the first 10 minutes of the feature film documentary “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened?” and find out all about the doomed “Superman Lives” production that was to star Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel. Join Director Jon Schnepp as he explores the history of this project, and speaks with writers Kevin Smith, Wesley Strick, Dan Gilroy, Producers Jon Peters and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Costume Designer Colleen Atwood, Director Tim Burton and many more.
The first story I personally heard about the movie came from Kevin Smith, and is very much worth checking out if you haven’t heard it.
The Death of Superman Lives will be available for all to watch later this week on July 9th. For more info you can head over to the movie’s official website.