Superman Lives
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Picture this – a Superman film directed by Tim Burton starring Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel, Jim Carrey as super villain Brainiac, Friends' Courtney Cox as Lois Lane, Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen and Michael Keaton as Batman!

This was a film planned in the mid-90s and was set to reboot Superman in a truly awesome fashion. The film had aliens, monsters, super villains, Lex Luthor and a cameo by the original Batman (from Burton's earlier films). It was called Superman Lives – and unfortunately it was a film that never got made.

The feature-length documentary titled 'The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?' is nearing completion and in an effort to raise the finishing funds for it, producer/director Jon Schnepp released a full trailer featuring plenty of footage from the original film's early production, as well as interviews with almost everyone involved in the film, except for its roster of actors, reports Moviepilot.

Check out the trailer below:

Burton's first two Batman films, till date, remain a cult classic among fans with some even arguing that they were much better than Nolan's version. Who knows, maybe Burton would have been successful in giving Superman that much needed cooler and edgier makeover. Check out the plot of Superman Lives below.

Superman Lives
Superman Lives

Check out some of the production images from the shelved film, below: