One of the greatest movies never made by Hollywood was the insane project Superman Lives which had Tim Burton in the director’s chair with Nicolas Cage cast as Superman.
We will unfortunately never get to see what that movie would’ve looked like as development was shelved indefinitely on the project back in the 90s, but a documentary entitled The Death Of “Superman Lives”; What Happened? now opens the vault door and investigates in detail what exactly happened to the movie and why it was ultimately cancelled.
The video above features the first ten minutes of the documentary which will be available in it’s entirety on July 9th from HERE
No point in denying it any further the season is upon us, like it or not.
So to begrudgingly acknowledge this time of year here’s a very NSFW version of the song ‘What’s This?’ adapted from Tim Burton’s festive cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, entitled: ‘The Fuck?‘
We knew very little about this new Tim Burton film and even less about the 60s TV sitcom it’s based upon.
Johnny Depp continues his long time collaboration with director Tim Burton for their latest film Dark Shadows and if the trailer is anything to go by it looks like Bettlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow have all been crammed into a gothic blender and whipped up into a frothy… black comedy which…is also Gothic…and tastes a bit like…Jesus H Christ where are we going with this?
*slams hand in drawer*
Right, this film looks like it has all the dark and quirky hallmarks of Burton’s previous works which we’re huge fans of and has a stellar supporting cast consisting of Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Johnny Lee Miller, Christopher Lee, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earl Haley and Alice Cooper. The plot for Dark Shadows rattles along like so:
n 1752, the Collins family sails from Liverpool, England to North America. The son, Barnabas, grows up to be a wealthy playboy in Collinsport, Maine and is the master of Collinwood Manor. He breaks the heart of a witch, Angelique Bouchard, who turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. In 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his coffin and returns to find his once-magnificent manor in ruin. It is occupied by dysfunctional Collins descendants and other residents, all of whom have secrets.
Apparently the original 60s TV series which the film is largely based upon wasn’t played for laughs like the forthcoming movie and there were two unsuccessful attempts to revive the series, once in 1991, (which starred a 10 year-old Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and a pilot episode in 2004 which never aired.
Before Third Rock From The Sun there was Dark Shadows.
What feels like a lifetime ago we abandoned our good vessel rowed ashore one evening and paid a very rare visit to a nearby picture house where we sheathed our cutlasses for two hours as we endured a celluloid car crash called Planet Of The Apes which starred Mark Wahlberg under the direction of Tim Burton.
The film was so monementally bad we didn’t even have the energy to go pillaging for at least a month later. Fast forward ten years, (has a decade really passed that quickly?) and 20th Century Fox have released their official trailer for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes directed by Rupert Wyatt, who previously directed the brilliant Brian Cox movie The Escapist.
This movie also stars Coxy as well as Andy Serkis, James Franco and John Lithgow in what appears to be an effort to strip back the Apes franchise, wipe the board clean and start again with a more promising effort in the form of an origin story.
We’ll probably row ashore once more when Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is released in August.