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A documentary about the proposed 1998 "Superman Lives" feature film that would have been the most original and strangest Superman ever.
A documentary about the proposed 1998 "Superman Lives" feature film that would have been the most original and strangest Superman ever.
2,121 backers pledged $115,110 to help bring this project to life.

Yes, Sweaties, we got Tim Burton for the documentary!!!



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!!!
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!!!

Jon Schnepp

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    1. Mike White on March 27, 2014

      Why are you calling me sweaty?

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      Matthew Popp on March 24, 2014

      Any chance nick cage will want to be a part of this as well?

    3. Glenn Misztal on March 24, 2014

      So glad I backed this!!!

    4. Vince Vazquez
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    5. Dominic Harman on March 21, 2014

      Really great news. You should send out some press releases to some websites to get awareness up if you're looking for extra backing. Maybe with a short snippet of the interview.

    6. Bill Bates on March 21, 2014

      Congrats on your big catch! A huge boonie for your documentary for sure!

    7. Samuel Kressin on March 21, 2014

      Wow that's really awesome! I had no idea that was even a possibility when I backed this!

    8. Johnathan Glass Devaney on March 21, 2014

      Hey Jon,

      Most Kickstarters end up being massively delayed. We're used to that. This is one of the only times that the delays for a project are SERIOUSLY worth it. The amount of extra content you've been able to pull out of a hat is incredible. Keep up the good work and thank you.

    9. Snake on March 21, 2014

      Excellent news man. Now I'll start considering to donate to the finishing fund.

    10. Julian Park on March 21, 2014


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      jojo on March 21, 2014

      So cool ! I was hoping for this announcement given the allusions and hints in the last updates... Glad you didn't disappoint !

    12. Peter Tierney on March 21, 2014

      Did Burton think we were all dorks for wanting to see this documentary made?

    13. Deborah Schnepp Kluczinsky on March 21, 2014

      I'm SO OVER THE MOON EXCITED that my one and only brother got this incredible interview with the one and only Tim Burton! I can't wait to hear all about it! Congrats! So proud of you and happy for you! Your documentary is gonna rock and I can't wait to see it! :-)

    14. Anthony Wheatley on March 21, 2014

      Great job Jon! This documentary is going to be out of this world! So excited!

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      Iman Djamalil'Ayli on March 21, 2014

      HOLY MOLY !!!! That's huge !!!!

    16. Robert Hudson on March 21, 2014

      This is fantastic news! Way to go!

    17. Luke Edward Hays on March 21, 2014

      Incredible! Congratulations!

    18. anthony on March 21, 2014

      Awesome! So glad to hear you got him. Really looking forward to the final product!