Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Trailer: The Death of Superman Lives - What Happened?!?!?!
"Why are you bringing up such painful memories?" I've been watching the progress of this documentary for what seems like eons. Director Jon Schnepp (AMC Movie Talk, Metalocalypse) has spent years scrounging up interviews surrounding Tim Burton's failed Superman film, and it finally seems like he's acquired all the necessary people. Burton is there, of course, and it looks like we get some archival Nicolas Cage bits, but no word yet if he's got anything new from the Mega Actor. This second trailer is really just another commercial to get some spare change to finish up the project, but I like what I see. One of my favorite films this year is Jodorowsky's Dune as sometimes the process of making a travesty is more interesting then the final project. We now live in a world where we've had not just Richard Donner's revered adaptation, but Bryan Singer's lovefest Superman Returns and Zack Snyder's punch-em-up Man of Steel - plus the upcoming Batman v Superman & the Justice League event!! Tim Burton's Superman Lives may have been an ungodly mess, but I really wish it could have come to fruition. These characters are so iconic they can survive a wonky segment here & there (Joel Schumacher's Batman is proof of that).