The poster and final trailer for the upcoming documentary The Death of "Superman Lives", What Happened? is released! If you have ever wondered what happened to the Superman movie that was to star Nicolas Cage, you HAVE to watch this.
Did you know in-between Superman IV: The Quest For Peace and Superman Returns, there was another movie based on the Man of Steel that nearly came to fruition? Yes, it was called Superman Lives and it was to be directed by Tim Burton and star Nicolas Cage as Kal-EL.
How mad is that? Yes, Nicolas Cage. As Superman. The Man of Steel.
So, whatever happened to this movie? That has been a question that has plagued filmmaker Jon Schnepp who went out and created a documentary to find out…what happened to Superman Lives! The final trailer for the movies has been released and just watching some of the clips will blow you away.
In this movie you’ll see interviews with the filmmakers that worked on this aborted project including Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Jon Peters, Dan Gilroy, Colleen Atwood, Jon Schnepp, Rick Heinrichs, Steve Johnson, Wesley Strick, Sylvain Despretz and many others.
A poster by legendary artist Drew Struzan was created for this doc:
The movie is going to start screening at select theaters beginning May 1st and will be on DVD / Blu-ray July 9th, 2015.
There is going to be a premiere here in Hollywood at the end of the month and I already have tickets! So, I’ll be reporting on what on the movie and all the excitement at the screening.
While there is an official website, more information is being posted on the movie’s Facebook page, which I recommend you starting from: https://www.facebook.com/TheDeathOfSupermanLivesWhatHappened
Are you as excited as I am? Let me know by leaving a comment below or via Twitter @TanyaTate.