“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.
From left to right: Helena Bonham Carter (Dr Julia Hoffman, the psychiatrist…who also needs one), Chloe Moretz (Carolyn, a moody teen), Eva Green (Angelique, a witch who hates this family with a long history with Barnabas the vampire), Gulliver McGrath (David, a troubled boy who believes he sees the dead), Bella Heathcote (Victoria, the new governess), Depp (Barnabas the vampire… ancestor of this family), Ray Shirley (Mrs Johnson, the ancient maid), Jackie Earle Haley (Willie the shady groundskeeper), Jonny Lee Miller (Roger, David’s father), and Michelle Pfeiffer (Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the steely matriarch under seige by witches, family troubles, and the arrival of Barnabas).
My name is Victoria Winters……… Please dear God please don’t let this movie suck too badly.