Nicolas Cage was set to play the function of Superman in Tim Burton’s canceled movie Superman Lives. In accordance with the actor, he’s nonetheless probably not certain why that film by no means occurred.
Talking throughout the acceptance of the Selection Legend & Groundbreaker Award on the Miami Movie Pageant, Cage mirrored on the canceled movie, noting that he was the one who approached Tim Burton about making the movie.
“They wished Renny Harlin to do the film. I sat down with Renny,” Cage stated. “I used to be doing one other image, he got here to the trailer and we talked. I appreciated Renny… however I believed if I’m going to do that, it’s such a bullseye to hit, I stated, this needs to be Tim Burton. I referred to as Tim and stated, ‘Would you do that?’ Tim didn’t forged me, I forged Tim, and Tim stated sure. I beloved what he did with Michael [Keaton] and Batman, and I used to be a giant fan.”
Cage went on to reward Burton’s work on movies like Mars Assaults, but in addition famous that Warner Bros. have been “scared” after the movie had misplaced a lot cash, and he in the end believes they acquired “chilly toes” when it got here time to make Superman Lives.
“I really like Mars Assaults. I believed Mars Assaults was only a improbable, 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 acquired chilly toes. 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-Nineteen 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 operating for Lois Lane, and Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen. In the end, the undertaking was placed on maintain in 1998 and by no means got here out.