In 1996, Warner Brothers hired Kevin Smith to write a screenplay for a new Superman film. Director Tim Burton assembled an elite group of artists to work on it, including Nicolas Cage as Superman. But shortly before principal photography began on Superman Lives, Warner scrapped the project completely.
What happened? That’s precisely the subject of new documentary The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?. Directed by Jon Schnepp, it features interviews with a host of talent from behind the scenes, including Tim Burton, producers Jon Peters and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, screenwriters Kevin Smith, Wesley Strick, and Dan Gilroy, production designer Rick Heinrichs, special effects artist Steve Johnson, storyboard artist Tim Burgard, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and many more.
The film screens this weekend at MCM Comic Con at ExCel London – tickets for that are here. Can’t fly into town? It will then be released on VOD from Thursday 9th July.
We’ll have more information for you nearer the release. Until then, here’s the trailer:
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