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Finally You Can Watch Nicolas Cage As Superman!

20 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The Death Of Superman Lives

There’s a long and storied history of the movies that Nic Cage almost ruined, and the two that tend to rank highest on the red alert list are when he almost played the Scarecrow for Joel Schumacher’s thankfully cancelled Batman Triumphant and the time he was almost cast as a long-haired Superman for Tim Burton’s Superman Lives.

Despite the sighs of relief that came in hindsight with the death of both projects, both still hold a good deal of intrigue – it would have been brilliant to see an unhinged Cage in full flow as Scarecrow for instance, and the very idea of a Superman movie written by Kevin Smith, directed by Burton and starring a muscular Cage as a the Man Of Steel is perversely beautiful.

We’ve already seen images of Cage in the potential Supes outfit he might have worn, »

- Simon Gallagher

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This New Left Behind Poster Finds Nicolas Cage At His Most Pensive

26 July 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Every time we upload a new Left Behind poster, I can feel Foywonder checking movie showtimes in anticipation. This weekend, the hype machine rolls on with a pensive-looking Mr. Cage standing amidst the flames. Oh, how I cannot wait!

The forthcoming $15 million reboot stars Nicolas Cage, Ashley Tisdale, Chad Michael Murray, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson, and Jordin Sparks. According to producer Paul Lalonde, the flick aims to be more mainstream in its sensibilities by weaving End Times “Rapture porn” with traditional disaster movie tropes.

Left Behind hits theaters on October 3rd, but will anyone care? From the overtly Knowing-ish aesthetic of this poster, to the well-worn territory this one travels, it's hard to imagine anyone but our beloved Foy showing up for this one. Unless I decide to take a road trip and join him for a viewing.


An airborne 747 is heading to London when, without any warning, »

- Matt Serafini

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Watch: Trailer for Documentary on Nicolas Cage’s Unfinished Superman Movie

25 July 2014 7:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nicolas Cage’s “Superman Lives” never got the chance to hit the big screen, but director/producer Jon Schnepp has released a full trailer for documentary, “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?,” in an effort to raise the finishing funds for post-production.

The doc features footage from the original film’s early production, interviews with its director, Tim Burton, original screenwriter Kevin Smith and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, among many others.

Burton was attached to direct the film in 1997 but then dropped off the troubled project in 2000 because he got tired of both waiting and producer Jon Peters.

“I basically wasted a year,” Burton said of the experience. “A year is a long time to be working with somebody that you don’t really want to be working with (Peters).”

Originally budgeted at $190 million, “Superman Lives” reportedly cost Warner Bros. $30 million in development costs.

There’s no sign of Cage, »

- Nikara Johns

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Trailer for The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?

25 July 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A full trailer has been released for the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? The movie explores Tim Burton's failed Superman Lives production that was supposed to star Nicolas Cage in the lead role. The trailer features bits of interviews with all the people that were involved with the project and also offers some never-before-seen concept art from the film that thankfully never happened.


- Joey Paur

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‘The Death of Superman Lives’ Trailer: You’ll Believe Nicolas Cage Could Fly

25 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

I’m not going to rehash the story of when I met Kevin Smith while working a movie theater box office in the mid ’90s and how he told me about the experience of writing a Superman movie (those days filmmakers didn’t have to be guarded about things being easily spread on the Internet after chatting with fans). You can read what he said then in a piece I wrote early last year on the Kickstarter campaign for The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? Now it’s time to see what Smith says now, in the first trailer for the documentary, which is about the failed project. Also in this trailer are a lot of other prominent people who worked on Superman Lives, including director Tim Burton (who is nearly driven to suicide talking about the sad fate of the film on camera), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (then the Warner Bros. exec who greenlit the »

- Christopher Campbell

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Documentary for Scrapped Nicolas Cage Superman Movie Gets a Trailer: Watch Now!

25 July 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

A new trailer was recently released for an unfinished documentary about a scrapped Nicolas Cage Superman movie that never made it to the big screen. In an attempt to raise money to finish the full-length documentary, filmmakers of The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? released a 2:45 clip about the 1990s flick Superman Lives, which was cancelled and never made into a feature film. The new trailer, which was made by filmmaker Jon Schnepp, features footage of Cage in a very unique Superman suit as well as interviews with Superman Lives screenplay writer Kevin Smith and director Tim Burton. "Six more months before we see Ben Affleck in the Batsuit, but you can get an early look at a story about »

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The Death Of Superman Lives; What Happened? Trailer Offers Amazing Glimpse Into What Could Have Been

25 July 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Superman Lives is one of the great (or not-so-great) lost movies of Hollywood.  Back in the mid-90’s Tim Burton came onboard the project alongside star Nicolas Cage and screenwriter Kevin Smith.  They actually got pretty far along in development (you’ve no doubt seen Cage’s infamous photo in the costume) before the whole thing fell apart.  Now, filmmaker Jon Schnepp is attempting to brave the waters and figure out what happened with his upcoming documentary, The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened? The trailer for the film was unveiled last night at the San Diego Comic-Con and is actually pretty great, featuring many of the key players (no Cage though) in the debacle. Hit the jump for the The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened trailer and to find out more on how this intriguing film can become a reality. As you can see, Superman Lives was going »

- Evan Dickson

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'Left Behind' Poster Announces the End for Nicolas Cage

25 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nicolas Cage may have survived the Rapture, but now he faces the apocalypse alone, while his daughter searches for him in another part of the country. Stoney Lake Entertainment has launched the latest Left Behind poster, featuring the star as airline pilot Rayford Steele, who stands before an erupting cityscape that will soon be fraught with thousands of terrified men and women who will look to him as a possible savior. In theatres this fall.

Left Behind follows Rayford Steele who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother. »

- MovieWeb

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Where the Nicolas Cage–Tim Burton Superman Movie Went Wrong

25 July 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

During the '90s, years before Superman Returns, Warner Bros. tried to make a Superman movie with Kevin Smith attached to write the script, Tim Burton attached to direct, and Nicolas Cage attached to play Superman. Obviously, this movie never happened. But from the ashes arose a documentary. The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? tells the story of the film's ups and downs and downs and features interviews with many people involved in the picture, including Burton and Smith. However, its original round of crowdsourced funding fell a bit short of what it actually needed, so director Jon Schnepp is asking for another $85,000 on To entice people, he released a full trailer. Watch below, and then spend your weekend just thinking about Nic Cage flying around without a care in the world. »

- Jesse David Fox

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Week in Review: Support a documentary on a Nic Cage Superman movie

25 July 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Week in Review rounds up the best of the rest of film and TV news hitting the web this week. Check out the rest of the Sos Blog for more news updates. 

Unless your name is Edgar Wright, it’s hard to imagine a superhero movie of any caliber and pedigree not somehow getting made in today’s day and age.

And yet in 1997, that’s exactly what happened. Tim Burton, many years after the success of his original Batman, was attached to direct Superman Lives, originally starring none other than Nicolas Cage as everyone’s favorite Kryptonian and adapted from a screenplay by Kevin Smith.

Just how in God’s green Earth did this brilliant, strange mash-up of talents in a movie never come to light is the question behind a documentary currently in production, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? 

The film is being directed by Jon Schnepp, »

- Brian Welk

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This Trailer Will Really Make You Want to See Nicolas Cage as Superman

25 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You don't have to be a hardcore Superman fan to enjoy this trailer for The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, about the Nicolas Cage Superman movie that never was. Filmmaker Jon Schnepp interviewed writer Kevin Smith and would-be director Tim Burton about why the 1996 film never came to fruition, despite its A-list star. This trailer gives a peek at what could have been, from Superman's bizarre suit to the spider creature he would have been fighting. Check it out, and take solace in the fact that at least we get to look forward to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Trailer for Tim Burton's Abandoned 'Superman' Movie Starring Nicolas Cage

25 July 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Produced and directed by Jon Schnepp here's the trailer for the upcoming documentary The Death of Superman Lives; What Happenedc taking a look at the abandoned Superman movie with a screenplay by Kevin Smith to be directed by Tim Burton. And this isn't just some fanboy documentary, this actually has the participation of Burton, Smith and several others that were involved with the production including production designer Rick Heinrichs, screenwriter Wesley Strick, costume designer Colleen Atwood and more. The film, as this trailer shows, got quite far into pre-production as Nicolas Cage was set to star as Superman, in which he would have a mullet and a regenerative suit. Batman was set to cameo, Brainiac was going to be the villain and there was going to be a Doomsday battle set in an underground subway. Plenty of behind-the-scenes footage and art is included and it looks to be incredibly fascinating. »

- Brad Brevet

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'The Death of Superman Lives' Trailer Explores Tim Burton's Failure

25 July 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Anyone who loves Superman knows that director Tim Burton almost followed up his successful adaptation of Batman by bringing The Big Blue Boy Scout to the big screen as well. Nicolas Cage was once meant to play the superhero with a script from fanboy favorite filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was a weird production with the likes of Chris Rock playing Jimmy Olsen and Kevin Spacey once on board as Lex Luthor, way before Superman Returns came knocking at his door for the same role. Now the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (which we featured as a Kickstarter film in the beginning of 2013) explores what went wrong with the film, and we have the first trailer. Watch it below! Here's the first trailer for The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? from Jon Schnepp: The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? is directed by Jon Schnepp and »

- Ethan Anderton

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Documentary about the time Nic Cage almost played Superman gets trailer

25 July 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Remember that time Nicolas Cage was going to be Superman?

In the long period between 1987′s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and 2006′s Superman Returns, the Man of Steel was stuck in development hell, with several projects failing to launch. Of those projects, one of the strangest was 1996′s Superman Lives!, an adaptation of the Death and Return of Superman written by Kevin Smith (who has talked about this project before) and directed by Tim Burton.

Filmmaker Jon Schnepp has spent the past year making a Kickstarter-funded documentary on the failed project. In an effort to raise more funds »

- Joshua Rivera

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Dream Team: The Semi-Mysterious Story Behind the Music of 'Twin Peaks'

25 July 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"Are you kidding me, man?!" composer Angelo Badalamenti howls jokingly when Rolling Stone asks him what he thought of Twin Peaks, the TV series he scored in the early Nineties. "It was really off the wall. I thought it was either going to sink violently down the drain or, hopefully, capture the intrigue of enthusiastic people conversing by the office water cooler on a Monday morning."

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As it turned out, Twin Peaks was an instant hit when it premiered on April 8th, »

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Watch: Trailer For 'The Death Of Superman Lives' About Tim Burton's Aborted Man Of Steel Movie

25 July 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“Jodorowksy’s Dune”—which, of course, focused on Alejandro Jodorowsky’s doomed “Dune” adaptation—was a riotous revelation that we instantly fell in love with (and ranked in our Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far). Following in its footsteps is the Kickstarter-funded “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?” and the documentary’s first trailer premiered at Comic-Con and is now available to watch in the comfort of your own home. The Jon Schnepp-directed doc delves into the origins—and ultimate failure—of Tim Burton’s infamous Nicolas Cage-starring “Superman Lives” (check out our full feature on 5 Superman Movies That Were Never Made). Before shutting down, Burton’s film boasted the likes of Chris Rock (as Jimmy Olsen) and Kevin Smith (purely as the screenwriter), who looks to figure prominently in the documentary alongside Burton himself and other key members of the crew and production team. While the visual style of. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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See Nicolas Cage As Superman In The Death Of Superman Lives' Trailer

25 July 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Superman Lives remains one of the industry's great what-ifs. At the very least, had it been released in the late nineties, it would have changed the entire genre of superhero filmmaking that we know today. But the production eventually petered out, leaving behind a sea of what-ifs and how-coulds. Filmmaker Jon Schnepp, however, isn't going to take "how could" for an answer! The trailer has been released for his documentary The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened? and it presents a load of goodies for any Superman fan. It was the nineties when Warner Bros., emboldened by the success of the Death of Superman comics, decided to bring the man of steel to the big screen. Their heavy hitter was Tim Burton, who had previously resurrected Batman for Warner Bros., and he'd be bringing along recent Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage. That wasn't nearly enough to bring the project to fruition, and »

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The Death of Superman Lives documentary debuts first trailer

25 July 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ever heard of the tale of Nicolas Cage (The Rock) playing Superman? While some of us have seen the photos of Cage in his suit, and heard Kevin Smith’s hilarious take on the film during his An Evening With Kevin Smith DVD, many are still unaware that there was almost another Superman movie before Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.

But now, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, documentary filmmaker Jon Schnepp has investigated the true story behind the aborted film in The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, which has had its first trailer debut online.

Superman Lives was set for release back in 1998/1999, and was going to be directed by Tim Burton (Batman), with Cage in the title role and Chris Rock (Lethal Weapon 4) as Jimmy Olsen. While some artwork and designs, and indeed a teaser poster have appeared online over the years, it seems as though everyone involved with the film, »

- Scott Davis

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Watch Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel in The Death of Superman Lives

25 July 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new trailer has been released for The Death of Superman Lives, a Kickstarter-funded documentary detailing Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage's ill-fated attempt to make a Man of Steel movie in the late '90s.

Director Jon Schnepp's film features new interviews with Hollywood talent such as Burton, screenwriter Kevin Smith, comic book writers and the production crew behind the unmade film.

Cage can be seen undertaking costume tests in the new trailer, while it's also revealed that Batman would've featured in a cameo appearance and Chris Rock was lined up to play Jimmy Olsen.

Superman Lives was put into development in the '90s following the popularity of the 'Death and Return of Superman' comic story arc, which saw the Man of Steel die at the hands of alien killing machine Doomsday.

The Death of Superman Lives is currently seeking finishing funds to complete the project. »

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First trailer for documentary about Nicolas Cage's unfinished Superman movie

25 July 2014 2:28 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Before Brandon Routh's Superman Returns and Henry Cavill's Man Of Steel, there was Nicolas Cage's Superman Lives...kind of. I'm sure by now most of you know about the doomed Tim Burton movie, and have seen a few images online of Cage in costume, as well as some concept art from the unfinished film. Earlier this year we learned Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp was using Kickstarter to fund a documentary about Superman Lives called The Death Of Superman »

- Jesse Giroux

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