Movie Superman

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I know there are unproduced Superman (or Superman-related) scripts scattered across a few different threads. I've read them all but am still looking for a few potentially missing links. They seem like long-shots, and some may not have existed at all except in febrile imaginations...

  • The second part of Jonathan Lemkin's Superman Reborn from 1995. The one in circulation stops at page 58. Even if it's not out there, it'd be interesting to find out why it stops at such an arbitrary point.
  • An alleged later draft of Superman Lives (though his first draft is called just "Superman") by Wes Strick. I've got the 7.7.97 draft, but Jon Schnepp claims to have seen a later one while researching The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?
  • I heard rumours of Superman Lives drafts by Ron Bass and/or Akiva Goldsman during the period between Strick's script being shelved and Dan Gilroy's first draft. If the timeline is right these would be from late 1997, early 1998.
  • Keith Giffen's Lobo treatment from late 2000. Seen at least one review so it looks like this is real.
  • Paul Attanasio's Superman: Destruction (2001) - might be just a treatment, might be a whole script, might not exist at all. Opinion seems divided.
  • Andrew Kevin Walker's original draft of Batman vs Superman (prior to the Goldsman revisions); likely late 2001/early 2002. Again, I've seen at least one review.
  • The Josh Schwartz rewrite of J.J. Abrams. Abrams' first draft (Superman) was dated July 2002, his second October 2003 (Flyby). Schwartz allegedly rewrote him at the behest of McG, who was tentatively attached as director twice (Feb to Sep 2002, then June 2003 to July 2004), so I'm not sure which period this would be from.
Thanks!  :cool:
 
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AddictedAICN said:
I'm wondering if the Mario Puzo draft of Superman is out there
Some lucky person got all this in the recent Puzo archive collection auction:

Superman
- Various bound and unbound (folders)  draft versions of the Superman screenplay; working copies include several inserts with handwritten notes by Puzo; dated between July 7, 1975 and October 1, 1975; running between 133 and 309 pages - Set of (5) reel/script conferences between Puzo and other filmmakers; includes 5 cassette tapes - typescript features  annotations by Puzo - 2 folders of rough second drafts (one pages 162 to 195 and the other 141 to 220; both include numerous Puzo annotations) - 16 additional folders for various scenes, inserts, synopses, misc. pages, research, correspondence, and notes (all bearing copious handwritten annotations by Puzo)

Only cost them $400,000. However I think they were more interested in the Godfather portions of the collection.
 
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VCnobody said:
Some lucky person got all this in the recent Puzo archive collection auction:
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Only cost them $400,000. However I think they were more interested in the Godfather portions of the collection.
Is this where KiramidHead steps in to reveal it was them?
 
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Phantom Hampshire said:
VCnobody said:
Some lucky person got all this in the recent Puzo archive collection auction:
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Only cost them $400,000. However I think they were more interested in the Godfather portions of the collection.
Is this where KiramidHead steps in to reveal it was them?
Hahaha I wish. XD
 
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Watching the theatrical cut of Superman 2 and I might be wrong, but I think I see a picture of Bill Cosby hanging on the wall of the Daily Planet.
Anybody else notice that? Noticed it when Perry told Clark about the terrorists in Paris.
 
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Watching the theatrical cut of Superman 2 and I might be wrong, but I think I see a picture of Bill Cosby hanging on the wall of the Daily Planet.
Anybody else notice that? Noticed it when Perry told Clark about the terrorists in Paris.
Is this why Richard Lester turned Superman 2 into a comedy?
 
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Been a while since I viewed the Lester cut. First time I'm listening to the commentary. I'm trying to find out what Donner shot and what Lester shot. I know everything with Hackman was Donner and I know the Paris and Niagara falls, and the out-of-place comedy was Lester, but there are scenes in the Donnor cut that Donner said were shot by Lester. Neither Donner or the Superman 2 commentary really specify.
 
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Actually No! Because there was a time he wrote a superman script called Flyby with Will Smith to play Superman.
Obviously Henry Cavill will still portray Superman but who would be the big bad? I've always wanted to see a live action take on Brainiac

...off topic: I've always wanted to see a live action Red Hulk too !
 
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