Concept Art from Dead 1980’s Silver Surfer Movie
From the Marvel Comics: The Untold Story book, a chapter covers the failed Silver Surfer project that was to be a rock and roll based film (i.e. Howard the Duck). Hit the jump for details…
Lee Kramer, producer of Xanadu, had the incredible/dull idea of bringing the Surfer to the big screen. Movies.com reports that if he had gotten the project off the ground, it would have been a “cosmic rock opera”. Below is a concept image from the scrapped film.
“We’re going to make an epic picture on the scope of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the kind of soundtrack that that film had, only using contemporary rock and roll,” Kramer said at the time. “It’s even conceivable that the Surfer might have a chant or a fanfare made up of one thousand electric guitar. Doing the Silver Surfer has always been a dream of mine, and now it’s going to be realized.”
Thankfully/unfortunately, the film never saw the light of day. In fact, fans first saw the Surfer in the film Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. A story like this could be found in Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, scheduled to be in bookstores on October 9th 2012.
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