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Just in case you were wondering, yes, this is a really big deal.
In the late 1990s, Tim Burton was all set to bring his own vision of Superman to the screen following the success of his two Batman films. The title? SUPERMAN LIVES (from a script written by Kevin Smith). The star? Nicolas Cage. The villain? Braniac.
Unfortunately, the movie gods unleashed their wrath upon the project, shelving the film permanently. But much more fortunately for anyone who would have loved to see this surefire clusterf*** of crazy see the light of day, METALOCALYPSE's Jon Schnepp is spearheading what may be the most worthwhile Kickstarter investment you'll ever make: a documentary on the abandoned film.
Check out his proposal for THE DEATH OF "SUPERMAN LIVES": WHAT HAPPENED?:
This is a brilliant idea, and a documentary that I hope to see on my shelf one day. Head over to Schnepp's Kickstarter page to get the full rundown and donate to the cause. Godspeed, Mr. Schnepp.