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With The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? debuting digitally on July 9 at Tdoslwh.com, director Jon Schnepp has debuted the first 10 minutes of his documentary. The filmmaker reveals that his desire to find out why Tim Burton's aborted Superman Lives movie never saw the light of day fueled him to make this documentary, where he speaks with a number of people who worked on the movie, along with comic book artists, fans, and much more. Here's what the director had to say about this extended clip.
"Enjoy the first 10 minutes of the feature film documentary The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened? and find out all about the doomed Superman Lives production that was to star Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel. Join Director Jon Schnepp as he explores the history of this project, and speaks with writers Kevin Smith, Wesley Strick, Dan Gilroy, producers Jon Peters and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, »
Ahead of all the superhero smorgasbord that is San Diego Comic-Con, we have an early look at a major comic book movie that never got off the ground. Superman Lives was the 90s Superman project that had Tim Burton set to direct, Nicolas Cage starring, and Kevin Smith writing the script. So what could possibly have gone wrong? In short, a lot. For a more satisfactory answer, we turn to Jon Schnepp, director of the exploratory documentary, The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened? We got a peek at the doc in the trailer released just a couple weeks ago, but now we can bring you the first ten minutes of the film. It's enough to fill you in on the background and then absolutely hook you on the rest of the story as Schnepp interviews Smith, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and other famous folks who were involved with the project that Hollywood forgot. »
- Dave Trumbore
Over the weekend we ran a clip from the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? from Jon Schnepp, which chronicles Tim Burton‘s failed attempt to make a Superman movie starring Nicolas Cage. The film was in development and pre-production in the ’90s, based originally on a script from Kevin Smith, with a final revision from […]
The post Watch the First Ten Minutes of Documentary ‘The Death of Superman Lives’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Veteran filmmaker John Woo is the helmer of such iconic movies as 1989’s The Killer, 1992’s Hard Boiled and later Face/Off (have John Travolta or Nicolas Cage ever been better?), Mission: Impossible 2 and the Red Cliff movies. He’s about to see the second part of his passion project, The Crossing, released in China later this month. Billed in local media as the “Chinese Titanic,” the two-part period epic is set during the Chinese Civil War and revolves around three… »
"Brett chose me for the project and then it all fell apart," Bomer said. "It was a very lengthy process to get the role, I think it was over the course of three months because I went in in a cattle call. It sort of evolved from there.
"It was a month of, 'Okay, looks like this is going to happen'. »
Read More: Watch: Nicolas Cage Fights Big Oil in Star-Studded 'The Runner' Trailer In the late 1990s, Tim Burton started developing an ambitious blockbuster that would have been a futuristic look at Superman, starring Nicolas Cage as a unique iteration of the Man of Steel. The film, entitled "Superman Lives," was never completed and hasn't been revisited since. In the upcoming documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" from director John Schnepp, the question as to why exactly the film never made it past pre-production is thoroughly explored. The journey into the film that never was includes behind-the-scenes videos of the film's creation and interviews with many of the talent involved with the project, including costume designer Colleen Atwood and directorial assistant Derek Fey. In a new clip from the documentary, Atwood and Fey discuss the unique design of Superman's costume in Burton's film and how it caused. »
- Kaeli Van Cott
If you've ever wondered what Nicolas Cage would have been like as Superman, unseen test footage of the actor has emerged in a new documentary.
Director Tim Burton had been working on a project featuring the Man of Steel called Superman Lives in the late '90s, before the film was cancelled in 2001 after several script changes and financial problems caused Burton to exit.
Pictures of Cage in early costume fittings appeared back in November, with details that his portrayal would have seen a Clark Kent psychologically traumatised and in therapy.
Now, a clip of Cage in the blue skin-tight suit featured in new documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? has appeared. It is viewable via the La Times.
In the video, Cage talks Burton through his movement and feeling in the suit - swinging his body and arms to get a feel for it. Watch a trailer »
Test footage from abandoned 1997 Tim Burton superhero film has been unearthed for a forthcoming documentary
The 1997 video shows Cage, with shoulder-length hair, trying on a sculpted, skintight electric blue bodysuit. The actor, who appears lean and athletic even without the figure-forming effect of the outfit, asks if the suit will “feel looser the more I wear it” as he tests the limits of the outfit by swinging his arms back and forth and reaching towards the ceiling.
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- Ben Child
HBO‘s popular series Game of Thrones has been over for a couple of weeks, and fans have been using their creativity as a way to get over the hiatus— fan fictions, drawings, paintings, and even photoshopping Nicolas Cage into the faces of characters of the show. Nicolas Cage As ‘Game Of Thrones’ Characters The internet […]
The post Reddit User Photoshops Nicolas Cage’s Face Into ‘Game Of Thrones’ Characters appeared first on uInterview. »
- Keiry Sanchez
Several years on, people are still debating the ending of Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" and the sheer amount of destruction levelled on the fictional city of Metropolis by the fight between Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon) along with the villain's 'world engine'.
Though numerous films feature similar massive city-levelling damage on this scale, including Marvel's "The Avengers," the movie's more serious and grounded tone made the mass carnage more impactful and thus horrific to witness. The controversy has been enough that the third act of this Summer's Marvel film "Avengers: Age of Ultron" goes out of its way to show its superhero team saving civilians as the villain carries out his massive plan of destruction.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly for their Comic-Con issue, Zack Snyder has addressed the backlash and was reportedly surprised that people were so shocked:
"I was surprised because that's the thesis of Superman for me, »
- Garth Franklin
Did you know Nicolas Cage almost played Superman? You did? Well, did you know, as you probably guessed, that he looked spectacular as the Man of Steel? Because he totally did. Footage of the actor, now 51 years old, sporting shoulder-length black hair and a blue, shiny, skintight, sculpted bodysuit, with a black belt and black boots, during his 1997 costume test for Tim Burton's never-made Superman Live movie appears in the new documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, which was created by director Jon Schnepp and is set for release on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD on July 9. In a sneak peek video posted by The Los Angeles Times this week, Cage is seen modeling his costume in front »
Filming on "USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage," the upcoming historical biopic about the famous ship sinking incident during WW2, has been halted temporarily due to problems with one of the vehicles.
A vintage Navy Pby plane used during filming landed offshore and began to take on water, no-one was injured and the pilot and co-pilot were rescued safely. However, production was halted temporarily during efforts to save the flying boat that ultimately broke apart during salvage operations.
The film's producers say the have enough footage captured from this and additional footage to be shot at nearby Wolf Bay will allow completion of the necessary scenes.
Nearly three hundred went down with the ship and another six hundred died »
- Garth Franklin
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Superman Lives, Suicide Squad, Justice League Dark, Hellboy III, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, Gotham, Vixen, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blackbirds, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agent Carter, Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Gambit, Heroes Reborn, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl and more…
As Warner Bros. gears up to showcase its DC Cinematic Universe at Comic-Con (with the likes of Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter all set to feature on the Hall H panel), Entertainment Weekly gave us an early look at the hugely anticipated superhero blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice thanks to its Sdcc edition. »
- Gary Collinson
Thanks to the Los Angeles Times, we’ve got a look at Nicolas Cage trying out the Superman suit from Tim Burton’s infamous – and ultimate aborted – 90s project Superman Lives, which comes courtesy of Jon Schnepp’s documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?. Enjoy…
See Also: New images and clip from The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?
The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? is set for a worldwide digital release on July 9th at www.tdoslwh.com.
- Gary Collinson
Beachgoers at Orange Beach on the Alabama Gulf Coast got a surfside view this week when a vintage Navy Pby plane used during filming of USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage landed offshore and began to take on water. No one was injured and the pilot and co-pilot were rescued safely. Production on the movie, which stars Nicolas Cage, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter and Tom Sizemore, was halted temporarily during efforts to save the flying boat that ultimately broke apart during… »
Long before Henry Cavill's portrayal of Superman in 2013's Man of Steel and 2016's Batman vs Superman, Nicolas Cage was set to play Clark Kent in director Tim Burton's Superman Lives, although it never got off the ground. Over the past few years, concept art images and photos have surfaced showing a long-haired Nicolas Cage in the Superman suit. Today we have a clip from the upcoming documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, which reveals footage from a costume test, where the actor is seen trying on the iconic Man of Steel suit.
Along with the brief costume test video, the clip also features director Jon Schnepp interviewing costume designer Colleen Atwood and Tim Burton's assistant Derek Frey. Jon Schnepp clears up rumors of a "bio-suit" that this version of Superman would have worn. Many thought that it was a bio-suit after photos leaked of the "rainbow-colored" costume, »
Movies enter development but ultimately fail to materialize in Hollywood all the time. If you tried to list all of the projects people are working on that never come to be, it would be damn near endless. Most of these simply fizzle out with little to now fanfare. Other attempts, however, become the stuff of legend. Tim Burton.s Nicolas Cage-starring Superman Lives is one of these. A fan-favorite never-was, a new clip of Cage trying on his Man of Steel costume for the first time surfaced online for your entertainment. This footage comes from Hero Complex, and you can check it out by clicking the screenshot below, as the video doesn't seem to be embeddable. A clip from the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, it shows Nic Cage and Tim Burton taking what would wind up an unused Superman outfit out for its first spin. »
There have been a lot of different takes on Superman over the years, but this might be the most ridiculous one yet.
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- Sadie Gennis
Upcoming documentary The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened? will see director Jon Schnepp examine why exactly Tim Burton's planned movie starring the Man of Steel never happened. In the clip below, there are interviews with many of those who were involved with Superman Lives, as well as some new concept art and the first footage of Nicolas Cage in costume as Superman. It's for a costume test and sees Burton and Cage discussing the pros and cons of the suit. Would the movie have worked in the '90s? It looks pretty hideous now, that's for sure! To watch the video, simply click on the image below. »
A long time ago, in the ’90s, filmmaker Tim Burton infamously planned on making a Superman movie starring Nicolas Cage. At the time, Burton had yet to devolve into a parody of himself, and Cage … well, at that point in his career he was still known more as an actor than a recurring internet meme. The film, which never took off, was called Superman Lives, and you can just imagine the bizarre iteration of the Man of Steel that Burton and Cage could’ve conjured. A new documentary chronicling the film’s failure called The Death of Superman Lives (which is a most excellent title) is coming out July 9, and, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times, you can now watch a clip from the documentary showing the "holy grail" footage of Cage's costume test:Here is the trailer for The Death of Superman Lives, which will be shown at Comic Con: »
- Greg Cwik
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