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Hi Jon, Have the backer rewards been sent? Because I contributed, but have not been contacted for my address, or received anything I ordered. Was starting to wonder what was happening. Can we get an update as to how long we should expect to wait. Thanks!
Hello, I was curious since the film is finally almost finished and a release date has been set, if the backer rewards will still be sent out as advertised. I participated in a Kickstarter recently that did not make good on their promised rewards and I'm hoping that this does not happen with this project since I contributed quite a lot.
Hi Jon, thanks for all of your hard work on this project. I truly can't wait to see the finished product and share with all of my Superman loving friends. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your due diligence in completing this project and again CAN'T WAIT!!!
I've recently moved and would like to know how do I update my mailing address so when you start sending out the backers' rewards I'll get it sent to the right place? Thanks for doing this project.
Jon - will digital downloads be sent out on release day? Not here to bitch, just itching to see this thing, and I don't want a thing spoiled before I get my eyes on it.
May 1, 2015!! Sweet!
Bring it Schnepp!!
Its been so long I keep forgetting I put in money for for this. Hopefully it will drop before I do.
We will have a release date announcement in the next week. Very excited to share it with you.
The last estimation I saw on completion of the movie was January/February. Is that still the plan?
With all these interviews, this movie is going to be 5 hours long!
Hi guys, here is an interview with Dan Gilroy talking about Burton's Superman Lives!
Hello Kickstarters!! We are heavy in Post-Production now, and the film is looking great!!! I can't wait to be able to share it with you, and it looks like we will be in final post in Decmeber/January, so the premiere will be a few months after that! Thanks for your patence, we will be shipping out all the rewards with the film soon.
Jeremy- it's not just you. I don't think any rewards have gone out yet since the film is not yet complete.
I never received my reward for my donation. Did anyone else get anything?
What do I have to do to see the trailer? It's marked private when I click on it.
Awesome trailer! Cool footage of what's to come and what went on behind the scenes. Hoping you can get the Cage himself in an interview about his final thoughts. Can't wait to see the finished product when it's ready.
Here is the Full Trailer for "The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?", please share this!
For more information go to www.supportsupermanlives.com
Alright Kickstarters! San Diego Comic Con is a few days away, and so is the release of the FULL TRAILER for the film!Thursday July 24th, you'll get the trailer at the same time as I premiere it at my 11:30AM Panel, a few hours before the rest of the world gets to see it! Thanks again for getting this started with me!
I'm in Post right now, still booking interviews, just secured TWO more people to talk with in August! I'm raising Finishing Funds right now at www.supportsupermanlives.com, with lots of new rewards and incentives, so please check it out, tell your friends who missed this the first time around, and help me get this film finished the right way! Let me know what you think of the full trailer here in the comments!
Two 1/2 weeks until the release of the film!
Check out my Update #34, and see how you can help me with my Finishing Fundraiser!!!
It's taken a bit longer, and thanks for waiting!!! The Full Trailer drops at SDCC 2014, but all you Kickstarters will be getting it a few days early!!! Schneppzone will have its very own booth #3915, at this years San Diego Comic Con!!! We will be showing clips from the "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?"feature film, along with lots of other media surprises!! You can still help with Finishing Funds by donating $25 or more, and get your name in the credits, please tell your friends and repost this on your own facebook wall and RT on twitter: http://www.schneppzone.com/supermanlives/
Congrats on all the recent interviews. Do we still get a trailer this month? Also are the rewards - the Blu-Ray/DVD, poster, patch, prints, CD, etc. expected to ship in August as well?
This is coming along nicely - I hope you are saving Cage for last - he has to be game to do this!
Yes... that Josh Hartnett's screentest for Brett Ratner's Superman FlyBy would be freaking epic! At least for me... LOL :)
From Jake Rossen's Superman vs. Hollywood book: "Warner was irritated by Ratner's inability to secure Hartnett, who had submitted a screen test that wowed executives."
And like I said before: Jon, it would be absolutely brilliant if you'd make this project the ultimate 'abandoned DC movies doc' and would show us costumes from Justice League: Mortal, Ratner's FlyBy, McG's FlyBy... It's depressing we didn't see them yet. :(
Can't wait to see the trailer! I'm sure it'll be amazing! Definitely in my 'The most anticipated movies of 2014'! ;-)
Thanks for also giving updates on AMC Movie Talk. It's always a cool bonus when John Campea asks how this project is going. Your definitely the comedian of the group which I really appreciate when listening to the show.
Happy Spring everyone! I'm looking forward to some more news!! I bet there will be HUGE update coming up this month!!!
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.
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!
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!
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:
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!!!
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!
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.
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:
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:
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.
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!
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.
Check out this art work from the almost made J.J. Abram's Superman film.
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.
An interesting "what if" article.
I read an article today that said Courtney Cox was up for Lois Lane.
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!
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.
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?
Will the soundtrack for this documentary be available on iTunes when released?
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.
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!
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!