Superman Lives is one of those great projects that might have been, like Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune or Richard Stanley’s The Island of Dr. Moreau — like both of those films, Superman Lives now has its very own documentary examining the film that never was and the speculation surrounding it. A new clip from The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? features never before seen footage of Nicolas Cage’s costume test in which the actor wears a version of the Superman suit.
Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp went well beyond his $98,000 Kickstarter goal earlier this year to produce a movie about the abandoned Tim Burton/Nicolas Cage film Superman Lives. Now, a new teaser trailer for the doc, The Death of Superman Lives, proves that at least the movie about the movie is really happening next summer, and will include interviews with Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, and perhaps even Cage himself. You can see the full video update about the upcoming documentary, after the jump.
We've been pretty hard on Tim Burton's failed early '90s Superman revamp, Superman Lives, but it's only because it seems to be the stupefying gift that keeps on giving. We've already looked on in horror at Nicholas Cage's screen test and numerous stills of the confounding fiber-optic exoskeleton he'd don during his return to life after his demise at the hands of Doomsday, but now that a full-fledged video of the electrified exoskeleton has hit YouTube, fankind's chances of forgetting the entire affair have officially been obliterated...
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As part of what's probably the best example of the gift-you're-so-happy-to-have-never-received that keeps on giving phenomenon, visual effects artist Steve Johnson has unleashed via Facebook even more behind-the-scenes photographs and designs from the mercifully aborted Tim Burton film, Superman Lives...
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At the moment there's a Superman movie in development with a story by a noted screenwriter and a visionary director signed on to direct...