Teaser For THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED?

Check out a teaser trailer for the Kickstarter funded documentary about Tim Burton's now defunct, but still widely discusses Superman movie which would have stared Nicholas Cage as The Man Of Steel. The trailer features soundbites from Cage, as well as glimpses of concept art.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/31/2013




Fans remain fascinated with and very curious about the now infamous Superman movie that might have been from Tim Burton, starring Nicolas Cage as the Man Of Steel himself. We've seen various pieces of concept art and know a little about the script from Kevin Smith, but now we'll have a full length documentary on the subject. In the above trailer there are quotes from Nic Cage from an older interview with MTV; and here that is in full. "The fact that Tim and I were pretty far down the road designing ["Superman Lives"], and I know that with Tim and where I was going to go, we would have done something really special," says Cage. "At least it's out there in the ether that that could have happened, but we don't have to make the movie. It's still interesting to people." Thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign, we will now get to see The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, and hopefully get to find out quite a bit more about what went wrong on the production. Either way, whether he got to play Superman or not, Cage remains a huge fan of the character. "I do think that I had the win-win situation, because that character is such a bullseye that you have to hit. He's one of the most precious icons of our country."

Jon Schnepp's documentary managed to raise $115,110 and is set for release sometime in December.


Source: Via Digital Spy
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Whippet - 8/31/2013, 7:26 AM
I personally like Burtons films. I think they get criticised too much.
KNIGHT3000 - 8/31/2013, 7:27 AM
I'm in
NovaCorpsFan - 8/31/2013, 7:34 AM
Some of Burton's films are good, but the likes of Frankenweenie or Planet of the Apes were just awful.
MrReese - 8/31/2013, 7:36 AM
glad this didn't get made.
Lemons - 8/31/2013, 7:40 AM
I'm in. Jon Schnepp is awesome. Love watching him on AMC Movie Talk.
MightyZeus - 8/31/2013, 7:43 AM
Would be interesting too see the documentary on Superman Lives. It sounds fascinating.
Slider13 - 8/31/2013, 7:45 AM
Thank goodness we were all spared the horror of this train wreck. I'm not a religious man but thank god...
Indy - 8/31/2013, 7:56 AM
Jon Schnepp is cool. Like cage but can't see him as Superman. I don't like Burtons films they all have this creepy weird vibe too them. I did like his Batman and the Pee wee Movie nothing else. I feel bad for Cage because some jerk stole his Superman comic book.
astromerc - 8/31/2013, 8:00 AM
I do not want to fund this....
MrSundayMovies - 8/31/2013, 8:01 AM
Looks cool, I'm definitey gonna check it out.
titansupes - 8/31/2013, 8:02 AM
Looking forward to the doc. Wish they could've gotten Burton and Cage, since they both know about it.
TheAbaryMan369 - 8/31/2013, 8:13 AM
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SuperJoe - 8/31/2013, 8:21 AM
I'll give it a gander
Boyle360 - 8/31/2013, 8:25 AM
That looks very, very amateur.
SoundWave - 8/31/2013, 8:27 AM
There must be GIANT SPIDERS! It could be an epic great Superman movie, but Can't see Nick as Superman) Not his role... and the costume is like Batman's re-design... but GIANT SPIDERS!!! The script was so awesome!!!
JULEZ13 - 8/31/2013, 8:30 AM
I'm definitely interested in this, mainly because I am interested in the different production phases of movies, but also because Superman is my all-time favorite superhero.

But I am SO glad this movie was scrapped. It would've been horrendous. Nicholas Cage as Superman?! WHAT?!?! smh

And I'm not a fan of Tim Burton. Other than his Batman movies I can't watch any of his other work.
DelTorite - 8/31/2013, 8:32 AM
Nick Cage for Lex Luthor in World's Finest! Finally he won't have to use a wig for a movie...
HeadPool420 - 8/31/2013, 8:42 AM
What did they spend the money they raises for this on? Looks like it wasn't spent on the production of the documentary!
thenerdicon4 - 8/31/2013, 8:49 AM
money was probably used to travel around to different places, and lock in interviews with people and fnd the equipment, and to pay studios to release certain things about the movie. stuff like that. its not gonna be hollywood level filmmaking because it got money from kick starter.
A2ron - 8/31/2013, 8:52 AM
I totally want to see this happen.
Ancar - 8/31/2013, 8:54 AM
Who the [frick] wants to see this shit?
mrHJK - 8/31/2013, 9:00 AM
Very interested in seeing this. I really wish this movie existed.
Swiftsword777 - 8/31/2013, 9:14 AM
@SotoJuiceMan does that make you feel cool cuz you get to say you saw it yesterday? Loser.
dkhager - 8/31/2013, 9:33 AM
def gonna get this doc..it sounds awesome and ive been waiting ever since i heard about the kickstarter
TheSuperguy - 8/31/2013, 10:21 AM
This documentary looks awesome! I can't wait
jp688 - 8/31/2013, 10:50 AM
What happened? They all snapped out of it and discovered reality again, that's what happened!
TheFox - 8/31/2013, 10:54 AM
I can't wait to see this documentary! I just hope it's more coherently edited than the trailer-- preferably with some better Adobe After-Effects work than this, too...

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SkaarJones - 8/31/2013, 11:40 AM
Didn't like Burton's Batman or any follow ups. So glad he didn't get Superman.
fettastic - 8/31/2013, 11:52 AM
LEVITIKUZ thinks Cage should have been given a chance and that anyone saying otherwise is a whiney bitch.
Zordan - 8/31/2013, 12:16 PM
schnepp is the man, looks interesting
bluedude - 8/31/2013, 1:59 PM
thank god that ugly [frick] never got the chance to play superman
Dunejedi - 8/31/2013, 2:29 PM
The doc should end with some old 70's style slo-motion car crashes and train wrecks and stuff. Clips from Drivers-Ed nightmare videos. Real horror show.
Nemesis0FCoLum13us - 8/31/2013, 2:34 PM
Is it just me or am I the only one that is a little fuzzy on why he needs funding for this dude to walk around with a camera phone at comic con asking people about a superman movie that never happened?
superbatspiderman - 8/31/2013, 3:02 PM
Superman Lives would have been the BAtman and Robin of Superman. This would have made Quest for Peace look like a masterpiece.

This all being said I don't think there is a single one of us that aren't curious to what this movie is like. There is a part of me that wants to see it.
Moviefanatic14 - 8/31/2013, 4:25 PM
Justice league mortal must've been super crap cause we never get any concept art for it
Enphlieuwince - 8/31/2013, 5:50 PM
I'm curious to see. Could it be all that terrible?
Enphlieuwince - 8/31/2013, 5:51 PM
Yeah, it could...
subzero1077 - 8/31/2013, 7:14 PM
Nobody cares. MOS was amazing. Thats the reboot we needed!
NoAssemblyReqd - 8/31/2013, 9:13 PM
If this documentary doesn't get off the ground, I'll help kickstart the inevitable THE DEATH OF THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES.
JasonBlue - 9/1/2013, 1:06 AM
thank God this movie never got made. It would have ruined Superman forever.
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