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The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 July 2015 (USA)
A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director:

Jon Schnepp

Writer:

Jon Schnepp
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicolas Cage ... Self (archive footage)
Tim Burton ... Self
Kevin Smith ... Self
Dan Gilroy ... Self
Jon Peters ... Self
Colleen Atwood ... Self
Lorenzo di Bonaventura ... Self
Robert Meyer Burnett ... Self
Grant Morrison ... Self
Jon Schnepp ... Self
Wesley Strick ... Self
Rick Heinrichs ... Self
Steve Johnson ... Self
Billy Bryan ... Self (as Bill Bryan)
Michael Anthony Jackson ... Self
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A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

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Documentary

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Not Rated

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Trivia

Jon Schnepp had crowd-source funding to finance the film. See more »

Goofs

The horror film Scream is incorrectly referred to as having released in 1994. It wasn't released until 1996. See more »

Quotes

Sylvain Despretz: Highly creative people have a hard time getting their movies made. Full stop. That's all it is. Because they bring stuff that blows everyone away, and as much as the claim is they want something original, they're terrified of it. That's what happens. So, you don't see those movies because they scare everybody up the chain of command.
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Crazy Credits

There is a final scene after the end credits of Jon Schnepp interviewing Tim Burton. See more »

Connections

References Sphere (1998) See more »

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What could have been...
11 October 2015 | by DanielRobertRossSee all my reviews

Over the years I had heard about this failed Superman reboot, and then pictures started appearing online, but until this documentary I didn't know the full story. Much like Jodorowsky's Dune, this insightful documentary takes us behind the scenes, showing us not only how the wheels for this project started but finally answers the question of why exactly the whole thing came crashing down.

There's in depth interviews with Jon Peters, Kevin Smith and some surprisingly emotional words from Tim Burton. Sadly Nic Cage declined to appear. Regardless, this is a fascinating journey into what could have been either one of the best comic books movies ever or the most bizarre mess since Batman and Robin. Tragically we'll never get to see Nic Cage as Superman shouting NOT THE KRYPTON! Our loss.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? See more »

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