Did you know that there was almost a Nicolas Cage Superman movie? Yep, the actor teamed up with Tim Burton and Kevin Smith to make Superman Lives back in the 1990s. We’ll probably never see the finished version of the film but we can see a documentary about how the movie fell apart called The Death Of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?
A trailer for the documentary was released online today. The trailer features interviews from Burton, Smith and several other people involved with the film including producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, screenwriter Wesley Strick, costume designer Colleen Atwood, production designer Rick Heinrichs, special effects supervisor Steve Johnson and associate producer Derek Frey.
The trailer talks about how unique Superman Lives would have been if it would have been finished but it doesn’t talk much about why the film fell apart. The only hint we get is from Kevin Smith who says: “I got involved. That’s what happened. I got involved.”
Here’s the trailer for The Death Of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?
But here’s the best part about all of this: The documentary isn’t even finished. It’s an unfinished documentary about an unfinished movie. Kevin Smith is currently trying to raise funds so that he can complete the documentary. You can donate to the project here.
Smith writes: “I’d like to start by giving a SUPER THANK YOU to all 2,121 of my DOSLWH Backers who contributed to my last campaign! Without your monetary input and creative support, I would never have even been able to start this Documentary, let alone get to where I’m at with the film now. We are in the Post Production and Finishing Phase of this Feature Film. We need additional money to finish Editing, create Animations, and all Final Post Production Additions. My stretch goal remains making some of the Recreation Scenes that were never funded. Please help by donating to this Finishing Fundraiser for completing “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?”