'The Death of Superman Lives' Trailer Explores Tim Burton's Failure
by Ethan Anderton
July 25, 2014
Anyone who loves Superman knows that director Tim Burton almost followed up his successful adaptation of Batman by bringing The Big Blue Boy Scout to the big screen as well. Nicolas Cage was once meant to play the superhero with a script from fanboy favorite filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was a weird production with the likes of Chris Rock playing Jimmy Olsen and Kevin Spacey once on board as Lex Luthor, way before Superman Returns came knocking at his door for the same role. Now the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (which we featured as a Kickstarter film in the beginning of 2013) explores what went wrong with the film, and we have the first trailer. Watch it below!
Here's the first trailer for The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? from Jon Schnepp:
The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? is directed by Jon Schnepp and explores the failed production of a Superman film that was supposed to be directed by Tim Burton (Batman, Beetlejuice) and written by Kevin Smith (Clerks). The film documents the making of the film that was never to be, talking about the casting of Nicolas Cage as Superman, the story that included villains like Brainiac and even a cameo by Batman. With concept art, behind the scenes footage, interviews and more, this is the most in-depth chronicle of the Superman movie we'll never see. There's no release date just yet, because the film still needs to be completed. Donate here to help finish the documentary film for everyone to see! Cool?