Nicolas Cage was set to play the position of Superman in Tim Burton’s canceled movie Superman Lives. In line with the actor, he’s nonetheless probably not certain why that film by no means occurred.
Talking through the acceptance of the Selection Legend & Groundbreaker Award on the Miami Movie Competition, Cage mirrored on the canceled movie, noting that he was the one who approached Tim Burton about making the movie.
“They needed Renny Harlin to do the film. I sat down with Renny,” Cage mentioned. “I used to be doing one other image, he got here to the trailer and we talked. I preferred Renny… however I believed if I’m going to do that, it’s such a bullseye to hit, I mentioned, this needs to be Tim Burton. I known as Tim and mentioned, ‘Would you do that?’ Tim didn’t forged me, I forged Tim, and Tim mentioned sure. I liked what he did with Michael [Keaton] and Batman, and I used to be an enormous fan.”
Cage went on to reward Burton’s work on movies like Mars Assaults, but additionally famous that Warner Bros. have been “scared” after the movie had misplaced a lot cash, and he finally believes they obtained “chilly ft” when it got here time to make Superman Lives.
“I like Mars Assaults. I believed Mars Assaults was only a unbelievable, groundbreaking film. He’s a groundbreaker! However they have been scared on the studio due to Mars Assaults. Warner Brothers had misplaced some huge cash on the film. These films which are actually bizarre, that problem and break floor, they piss lots of people off. I feel they obtained chilly ft. They’d spent some huge cash already constructing the units and the costume and what have you ever. However you by no means know. I don’t imply to be cryptic Cage, however you by no means know!”
So far as his model of Superman, Cage referred to his take as “extra of a Nineteen Eighties Superman,” with “samurai black lengthy hair” with an emo really feel to him.
The notorious Superman Lives was initially developed within the mid-Nineties and was written by Kevin Smith after he pitched an concept for the movie to producer Jon Peters. A launch date was initially deliberate for 1998, with Kevin Spacey in talks to play Lex Luthor, Christopher Walken the selection for Brainiac, with Sandra Bullock, Courteney Cox, and Julianne Moore within the working for Lois Lane, and Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen. Finally, the undertaking was placed on maintain in 1998 and by no means got here out.