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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on April 13

      Happy Spring everyone! I'm looking forward to some more news!! I bet there will be HUGE update coming up this month!!!

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      Creator Phillip Bortner on March 21

      That's amazing that Mr. Burton wants to be a part of the doc. Great work Jon! Looking forward even more to the finished product.

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      Creator Robert Schlecht on March 21

      Tim Burton interview... that is so awesome! This is going to be an incredible documentary and one definitely worth waiting for. Keep up the good work Jon!

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      Creator Will on March 21

      Hey Jon,

      I'm really looking forward to your documentary. I moved at least two times since this Kickstarter began and was wondering if you will send out a survey before the this ships, so that I will have the opportunity to change my shipping address. Thank you!

      https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/new-feature-managing-backer-address-changes

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on March 21

      Kickstarters,

      I've been getting this set up for the last eight months, and needed to be extra secretive and not announce it or speak about it to anyone, since the interview was not "in the can" yet.

      Well, I just travelled to London, England, and shot an incredible interview with Tim Burton in his home, all about his never completed film "Superman Lives", with his unique insight on this project.


      Jon Schnepp & Tim Burton!!!
      This documentary just got the key person I've intended on speaking with since I started this journey last March. Now we are going to get the last few important interviews in April and May, and get the finishing funds raised to make this documentary as special as it should be. Please contribute an additional donation for finishing funds here:

      http://www.schneppzone.com/supermanlives/

      I'd like to thank Tim and Derek for making my trip to England something special, and which will be archived forever in the film "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?"

      Thanks for the patience!!!

      Jon Schnepp

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      Creator Øivind Rosvold on March 14

      I love how passionate you are about this documentary, i really hope you get the extra funds you want. Donated to the site as well :D Thanks for all the updates, take your time, this is going to be awesome!

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on March 14

      This Saturday, March 15, in the NerdMelt Showroom, in the back of Meltdown Comics, I will be selling my entire comic book collection, comics from the 70s, 80s, 90s, right up to current series. Fantastic Four, Batman, Spiderman, Avengers, Superman, Daredevil, X-Men, tons of independents, and lots of eclectic weirdo books! My personal comic book stash, that I've handpicked over the last 30 plus years, most of them for a buck a pop. I'll also have a bunch of toys (action figures like Justice League and StarWars) and lots of my own original art to be bought. I'll also be doing art commisions, which I rarely do, so if you want a character drawn up in my own artistic flavor, now would be the time.

      Why am I doing this??? Because I really am going to be making the extra scenes, animations, storyboard recreations, and more for my Feature Film Documentary that you all helped fund, "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?" You can make a donation right now at my website to help me make these additional scenes, storyboard recreations, graphics and more right now: http://www.schneppzone.com/supermanlives/

      Come on down if you are in the Los Angeles Area, and donate to the cause, buy some awesome comics for a great price, and say hi.

      Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA.

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on March 12

      Repost this on your Twitter and Facebook and share it with all your friends. Please let them know they can become a "Finishing Funder" in the credits of the feature film, and they can donate now:
      http://www.schneppzone.com/supermanlives/

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on March 11

      I'm in the final three months of Production, starting on Post in April, and I'm asking my supporters of this project for some additional help with Finishing Funds, to go above and beyond for the Documentary with Animations, Recreation Scenes. I didn't raise all the money I was needing for the stretch goals, but I'm making them anyway, so help if you can. I'll have a really big announcement, the biggest of this entire film, at the end of this month, along with some INCREDIBLE new footage. I'm asking the Kickstarters who've helped already to put in a little more if they can. Please donate as a "Finishing Funder", and receive addtl credits as a Finishing Funder in the feature film. Thanks for the support and donate now at the link below:
      http://www.schneppzone.com/supermanlives/

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on March 9

      Thanks for everyone's patience, things are moving very quickly now with the documentary, I can't announce WHAT yet, but soon, you will be getting some incredible flavor. Premiering August 1st.

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on February 27

      Waiting with much anticipation! I planned a premiere at my home on August 10 to watch the documentary with friends of mine. Good times a coming!

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on January 31

      Well, the trailer is being pushed back for a good two months, my apologies. I know everyone of you is excited to see more of what I've been making, but I just got two upcoming interviews that I simply MUST WAIT till I can release a proper trailer. I do not want to announce them just yet, but will in the coming weeks. I will be putting out another much shorter teaser this weekend, announcing the official release date of the feature film for August 1st, 2014. Thank you, especially all you backers who have helped me in making this.

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on January 24

      http://filmsketchr.blogspot.com/2014/01/insightful-superman-flyby-concept-art.html

      Check out this art work from the almost made J.J. Abram's Superman film.

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on January 24

      If go to google images and type in Superman Lives poster, you will find some really cool fan posters of what could have been the used as a movie poster.

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on January 17

      I read an article today that said Courtney Cox was up for Lois Lane.

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      Creator Robert Schlecht on January 12

      Hey Jon,
      Thanks for the update… I think all of us backers understand your situation. Take the time you need to fulfill your personal obligations, and don’t worry if the new trailer is delayed a bit. We look forward to seeing it, when it’s ready. Here's hoping that everything going on in your life works out for the better!

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on January 12

      New Update: Due to some unfortunate circumstances with my girlfriend being in the hospital with severe complications, as well as job duties, I will have to delay the premiere of the trailer for a few weeks. I've set the new trailer release for Jan. 31st, which is two weeks past Jan 15th. I just have not had enough time between work and hospital visits to get this right, and I don't want to release it till It's right. Thanks for the patience, I'm sure you all understand.

      Thanks,

      Jon Schnepp

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on January 9

      I was just listening to this podcast on Superman Lives, and this documentary was mentioned. The people doing the podcast made an interesting suggestion. For the recreation scenes, if they are done with miniature and animation, you could have Nicolas Cage do voice acting for Kal El. How awesome would that be. Then Nicolas Cage would get to play Superman. What do you guys think?

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on January 2

      Will the soundtrack for this documentary be available on iTunes when released?

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on December 30

      I just came up with a cool idea. How about "Superman Lives" the three screenplays written by Kevin Smith, Wesley Strick and Dan Gilroy, get turned into graphic novels. That would be cool.

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      Creator Cameron Foster on December 24

      If you don't mind telling us, can we get a list of interviewed people and scheduled interviews to come? Just curious how deep we get to go with this doc. Can't wait!

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on December 24

      I'm pleased to announce that the official Full length Trailer for "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?" will be premiering online on Jan.15th, 2014!

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on December 24

      Hello everyone!!! As we close out 2013, I just want to thank you all and give you some updates on the progress of "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?" Documentary. I'm very excited to be in Full Production, and heading into Post-Production in February and March.

      I've just completed two more interviews with Artists Tim Burgard and Rolf Mohr, who both worked on designs for the now legendary "Giant Spider" sequence from the project. They were great and insightful interviews, and I'm looking forward to putting them into the film. I'm still shooting many more interviews, with several more scheduled for January and February.

      I know many of you have been asking me about the film, and when is it going to be finished so you can see it. I'm aiming on having it out and available in the summer of 2014.

      I'm pleased to announce that the official Full length Trailer for "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?"

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on December 20

      So..any new updates before Christmas?

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      Creator Patrick Majercak on December 20

      So...when is this thing coming out...kinda want my stuff.

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      Creator David Koch on December 12

      Any updates on the completion of the film?

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      Creator Paco Rubio on October 10, 2013

      Hello, I'm a backer and can't wait to download and watch this film! How far is it from completion? Thanks!

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on October 5, 2013

      If you've moved, just message me your new address to ship to. Before shipping anything, I'll be going over all the kickstarters notes and changes. Thanks!!

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      Creator Gustavo Archila II on October 3, 2013

      How do I go about changing my address? I moved a few months ago, and I wouldn't like my Blu ray to go to the wrong place.

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on August 29, 2013

      Alright, the Teaser Trailer is up in UPDATE #20!!!!

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      Creator Adam Kolaites on August 5, 2013

      Max Landis' pitch for Death and Return of Superman. Good stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      Creator Kai Schmidt on August 5, 2013

      So ... any news about the project? It's August already and I'd really love to see the promised teaser trailer.

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      Creator Srynerson on July 24, 2013

      I'm looking forward to another update soon. I need some handholding in light of the ****storm over the cancellation of The Doom That Came to Atlantic City KS project.

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      Creator Kevin Slater on July 22, 2013

      I'm hoping for a post SDCC update!

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      Creator Royce Viso on June 28, 2013

      Just watched Man of Steel. Gives me the itch to see your completed documentary. Can't wait!

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      Creator Adam Kolaites on June 26, 2013

      Jon you should totally interview Max Landis for your Doc

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      Creator Adam Kolaites on June 26, 2013

      *I'll just leave this here

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      Creator Jon Schnepp on June 10, 2013

      Hi, everyone, I'll have a big update this Friday, with some new important news, and dates to look out for. Thanks for the patience, docs definitely are a slow build.

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      Creator Josu on June 7, 2013

      Well... maybe not soon, but someday.

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      Creator Adam Kolaites on June 7, 2013

      So.....how 'bout dat Man of Steel?

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      Creator Josu on May 29, 2013

      It's hard to have material to update in the begining, I guess. I'm sure Jon will show up soon.

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      Creator Bryan on May 15, 2013

      Has there been any progress with the documentary? It's been a while since the last update.

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      Creator Michael Lierman on April 30, 2013

      Yeah be cool to see a short update on what all has happened since the last update be posted in the first week or sometime in May.

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on April 29, 2013

      I just finished reading a failed Superman project screenplay called "Superman Reborn." It would have a fascinating and original take on the story. The script was written by Gregory Poirier.

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on April 24, 2013

      I hope there is a massive update with a lot of awesome material since there has been a update for awhile, April first to be exact.

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      Creator Luke Edward Hays on April 20, 2013

      Hi everyone, if your looking for a screenwriting software that is cheep try Apple Slugline. It looks quiet good. http://slugline.co/faq/

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      Creator Cliff Laureys on April 12, 2013

      Good luck with the documentary, Jon!!

      I wonder how much merchandise of 'Superman Lives' actually reached the shelves. The only item I have in my collection is a 1997 promo pin (still in its plastic bag) with the movie's redesigned Superman logo. I think there was a poster too. Anything else?

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