Who doesn’t want to know what happened to a dead big Hollywood project? Many film buffs would love to know what happened to Justice League: Mortal, which actually got in development with George Miller on board. Also, many film fans would love to know what happened to what could be the weirdest Superman adaptation in history. Superman Lives was a film which in the first place was written by Kevin Smith. The movie was supposed to be a reboot with Nicolas Cage on board as the man of steel and Tim Burton at the helm of the project.
Superman Lives was going to be some kind of unique take on the character, not really based of what was previously published in the famous DC comic books. Tim Burton, the man who introduced Batman to a different generation, wanted to take the essence of the character and make his own story, with his own screenwriters. After Tim Burton was hired by Warner Bros. to direct the live action adaptation of the man of tomorrow Smith was out of the production.
What happened later is yet to be revealed by Jon Schnepp, who interviewed the crew involved in the movie.
This documentary has been in development for quite a long time. I’ve been a fan of writer/director Jon Schnepp, who is member of the AMC Movie Talk panel. In the show they used to bring up Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? which got me intrigued. I was very interested by the simple concept of his film. Now, we finally have a trailer for Schnepp is here.
The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? is set for a May 1st release date and July 9th streaming release date on VOD.