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A Closer Look at the Dead 'Superman Lives' Movie

Published on NewsOK Published: January 25, 2013

Director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan are putting the finishing touches on their big-budget Superman reboot, Man of Steel, which flies into theaters this June. As buzz around the return of the Son of Krypton continues to grow with Henry Cavill in the title role, many non-film geeks may be unaware that in the late '90s there was a major Superman film in the works that never got off the ground – with a first draft script written by Kevin Smith, directed by Tim Burton, and starring Nicolas Cage as the man in the red cape. Yep, you heard that right.

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Metalocalypse director and Grimm Fairy Tales producer Jon Schnepp is a man obsessed with this film that never got made -- just before Superman Lives was set to start filming in 1997, production was shut down on – and now he's attempting the second-best thing to seeing the final film: He's putting together a documentary chronicling the movie that never was with the help of Kickstarter called The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?

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