Help Fund a Documentary About the Long-Lost 'Superman Lives'
Superhero movies are a lot better-looking than they used to be, and in most ways, the majority of them are quite a bit more entertaining too. But as the comic book adaptation has moved into the mainstream and studios have learned to guard their investments ever more jealously, our cinematic superheroes have also lost a lot of their quirkiness.
This isn't likely to change anytime soon, but we can pay tribute to the superhero movie's cheesy past by helping fund The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, a documentary about the making (and slow, painful un-making) of the aborted Superman movie that Warner Bros. tried to get off the ground with a series of writers, directors, and stars in the mid-'90s -- including Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, and Nicolas Cage as the one and only Man of Steel.
Schnepp has launched a Kickstarter campaign to try and fund his documentary, which he's billing as a tribute to a "weirdness level" that would have beaten "any superhero movie ever made." As he puts it on his campaign page:
I really wish I could slap that Superman Lives disc into my player, and watch this guaranteed weird, strange, and original new take on the mythology of the Superman character. By this time, whether it was a success or failure at the box office, it would have for sure been a cult classic, due mainly to its inspired casting, and its tremendous bravery in its attempt to merge toy sales with the weirdness.
We've got our wallets out. Have a look at Schepp's pitch video below, gawp in disbelief at what Superman Lives would have tried selling to fans, and see if you feel like chipping in a few bucks of your own.