Jon Schnepp has weird nerdy tendencies that we totally are obsessed with. The man behind “Metalocalypse” and “Venture Bros.” is a huge fan of the “Superman” movie that never was, “Superman Lives,” and now wants to make a documentary about it — and that’s a venture we can totally respect.
But Schnepp wants to go even farther than just making a film about a film he’s entranced by. In addition to hopefully chatting with director Tim Burton, first screenplay writer Kevin Smith and original cast members Nicolas Cage and Sandra Bullock, he hopes to have enough money to shoot a few minutes of footage from Smith’s script and have artists create the Braniac Burton had dreamed up.
The Kickstarter is currently live, and it’s goal is $98,000. More than $14,600 has already been pledged with 44 days to go, so there actually is a chance that this film might get made. Schnepp admits to the fact he’s collected art from “Superman Lives” for a while now, so if there ever was a good person to helm this project, he would be the one.
“We never got ’Superman Lives,’ but we’re going to get the documentary, ’The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?'” Schnepp says in his Kickstarter video.
If this film does happen, Schnepp promises a world premiere screening at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. Now that is something to look forward to.
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