Trailer Of The Week - The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?

Arguably one of the most infamous films never to have been made (largely thanks to the internet's fascination with it), Superman Lives continues to linger as either the most loony interpretation of DC's most famous superhero or a brilliantly creative and unique spin on a character who had become somewhat tired after four fairly straight big screen adaptations. With names such as Tim Burton and Kevin Smith behind the camera, and Nicolas Cage in the title role, it certainly would have been a memorable film no matter how it turned out. And, considering some of the aesthetic choices within Zack Snyder's recent reboot of the Superman franchise, it seems fair to say at least some of what Burton and Smith had in store for Superman may just have been a bit too ahead of its time. Jon Schnepp's documentary, currently still looking for funding online, looks to be a fascinating insight into the process and problems in Superman Lives' production. Let's hope Schnepp reaches his funding goal and that this documentary gets to tell its potentially captivating story.

By Ben Broadribb. Ben is a regular contributor to Film Intel, having previously written at Some Like It Hot Fuzz. He is normally seen in the wild wearing t-shirts containing obscure film references. He is a geek, often unashamedly so. He's also on and Twitter.

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