When Tim Burton was fresh off his two amazing Batman movies, Warner Bros. was looking for him to scoop up a new project they had. They thought Tim would be the perfect fit for the new Superman movie they were working on, Superman Lives. The way they figured it, Burton had such a unique take on Batman, if he brought that same creativity and passion to Superman, he could make the character cool and interesting again. I know you are all thinking Tim Burton (at his peak) would’ve made an awesome Superman movie, he also would’ve made an utterly insane Superman movie, and one I am sad I will never get to see. What you can see, though, is the new movie about making the movie that was never made. This is why you need to watch The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened.
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As time gains distance from Tim Burton’s late 90s attempt at rebooting the Superman film series with the proposed Nicolas Cage film Superman Lives, the Internet gets more and more looks at the extensive pre-production work that was done before the flick was canned. Here are some goodies that underscore just how different and weird a Tim Burton Superman would have been. [Read more…]
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If you’re in Los Angeles between now and the end of October, you should head over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is hosting the life work’s of visionary director Tim Burton, master of the gothic fairy tale. The art exhibition, which contains more than 700 pieces, has been shown in New York City, Melbourne, and Toronto, and now it’s landed in L.A.
The Tim Burton retrospective contains all sorts of images, props, costumes, photos, puppets, and storyboards, including everything from handwritten ideas to Johnny Depp’s Edward Scissorhands costume. There are also tons of never-before-seen sketches and artworks from Burton’s personal collection, and when you enter the exhibit you’ll hear accompaniment from Danny Elfman’s music from Burton’s many movies.
But even more than an art exhibit, it’s a complete examination of Burton’s life, split into three parts that show how he became one of the most unique and acclaimed entertainers of our time. For those who can’t make it to the L.A. exhibit, this website has dozens of photos of the pieces on display (though it only barely scratches the surface).
During the later part of the 1990s Tim Burton was asked to write Superman Lives in an attempt to bring the franchise back to the masses, but thank goodness it was one movie Burton was never able to bring to life. Why would I say such things about such a great director? One word: Costume!
The photo was posted by Designer Steve Johnson and features the “Electric Superman” from the nineties.
Here are some more photos of the suit: