The first trailer has been posted for “The Death of Superman Lives” which is due for release next Summer.
The Kickstarter-funded documentary from filmmaker Jon Schnepp explores the failed gestation of the late 1990s film “Superman Lives” which collapsed while in development.
Boasting a script by Kevin Smith (which was later revised), Nicolas Cage as Clark Kent and Tim Burton as director, the film was a loose adaptation of “The Death of Superman” storyline and featured the likes of Brainiac, Doomsday and the Eradicator.
The project actually got quite far along before it ultimately fell apart in pre-production. The doco aims to explore just how far along it got, why it fell apart, and what might have been.