In the90s, something magical almost happened. Tim Burton was working on a Superman movie. It had a script originally written by super fan Kevin Smith. And Nic Cage was playing the role of Supes.
And you know sometimes when they tell these stories and all it really entailed was an early meeting and a couple of rough ideas? This wasn't that - concepts were designed, several scripts were written and Cage even tried on the really weird looking costume. Most importantly, Burton signed on for $5 million and Cage for $20 million. And they would get paid even if the movie didn't happen.
And then, with almost $30 million spent, the whole thing collapsed. There's got to be great story behind that and while details have leaked out over the years one man wanted to get the whole truth. That's where The Death of Superman Lives comes in.
It's a documentary from filmmaker Jon Schnepp which digs into the entire fiasco, talking to members of the crew - including Burton and Kevin Smith - to find out what really happens. And it looks amazing.
Docs about failed projects are by far the most interesting, there's only so much you can say about a movie when everything went pretty well. And with the distance of more than 15 years, we're expecting some proper revelations out of this one.
The film is currently in post production and Schnepps needs more dosh to finish it up. You can get funding right here.