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Dodging the Kryptonite Bullet: Trailer for Doc About SUPERMAN Movie Starring Nic Cage Released – Video

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“The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?” has  full-length trailer to help final fundraising push for post-production of mostly-completed documentary film.

Producer/director Jon Schnepp’s trailer features footage from the original film’s early production, as well as interviews with almost everyone involved in the film including Tim Burton and Kevin Smith.

Smith pitched his original outline in 1996, and it would be ten years of rewrites and false starts with the character before the rather bland “Superman Returns” hit theaters in 2006.

While Smith wanted eventual Batman Ben Affleck as Superman, things changed when Tim Burton signed on to direct. He had his own ideas, and before too long Nicolas Cage was involved. Other names attached to the film included Kevin Spacey (who would become Lex Luthor in “Superman Returns”), Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock and Michael Keaton, who may or may not have reprised his role as Batman.

What a Metropolis sized disaster this would have been.

 

Director Kevin Smith Talks Santorum, Porn, And Tells The GOP To “Stay Out Of My Gay Bros Bedroom”

Director and “honorary bear” Kevin Smith took on the GOP and Rick Santorum last night  during an interview with Piers Morgan yesterday, saying that the right needs to stay out of people’s bedrooms. 

Smith also went on to bitchslap Rick Santorum’s attacking porn by saying: “Santorum lost the moment he was like: ‘I’m going after pornography.’ Because for a lot of us, they’re like ‘Buddy? That’s all I got.'”

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Video – Kevin Smith’s "Red State" Trailer – The Fred Phelps Inspired Horror Movie

Honorary gay bear Director Kevin Smith, who became made famous for the cult movie Clerks, has released the first trailer for his new film, Red State.a horror movie that uses “American religious extremism” and the film is based loosely based Fred Phelp and the Westboro Baptist Chruch clan,  the anti-gay, anti-America Kansas pastor and his family.

Smith told rottentomatoes.com:

The movie’s called ‘Red State’ and it’s very much about that subject matter, that point of view and that position taken to the absolute extreme. It’s certainly not Phelps himself but it’s very much inspired by a Phelps figure. And to me, too, the notion of using a Phelps-like character as a villain, as horrifying and scary as that guy can be, there’s even something more insidious than him that lurks out there in as much as a public or a government that allows it and that’s the other thing that I’m trying to examine in a big, big way.

This is Kevin Smith’s first horror film, which stars John Goodman, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano and Michael Parks and wil be released in March of 2011.