Can you believe that nearly twenty years ago we were going to have Nicolas Cage, yes that’s right Nicolas Cage as Superman? With long hair? And a sparkly glow in the dark suit? It was also to be written by Kevin Smith and directed by Tim Burton.
As you can imagine the project crashed and burned and all that remains is a copy of Smith’s script that can be found on the net and some concept art from special effects maestro Steve Johnson, as well as Q and A clip from Kevin Smith.
That was until now. Director and producer Jon Schnepp has been gathering all those involved, Burton, who said it was the worst time of his career, included to bring us the documentary The Death of Superman Lives, What Happened? As seen from the trailers, the documentary will take a deeper look into this failed and quite bizarre project. However he needs our support in finishing the film so if anyone is interested head on over to Kickstarter and show some support. I have already.
In the meantime here is Kevin Smith going into long and hilarious detail on what would have been Superman Lives.