During the '90s, years before Superman Returns, Warner Bros. tried to make a Superman movie with Kevin Smith attached to write the script, Tim Burton attached to direct, and Nicolas Cage attached to play Superman. Obviously, this movie never happened. But from the ashes arose a documentary. The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? tells the story of the film's ups and downs and downs and features interviews with many people involved in the picture, including Burton and Smith. However, its original round of crowdsourced funding fell a bit short of what it actually needed, so director Jon Schnepp is asking for another $85,000 on FanBacked.com. To entice people, he released a full trailer. Watch below, and then spend your weekend just thinking about Nic Cage flying around without a care in the world.
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