Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:44 pm
From wire reports:
There are online reports from various Superman-themed websites that Warner Bros. and producer Ilya Salkind have finally negotiated a deal for the release of director Richard Donner's original unused footage from Superman II. This would allow for the creation of a long-awaited Superman II: Director's Cut that would be closer to the film Donner was crafting before the film was taken away from him by the studio back in 1979 and given to replacement director Richard Lester. Donner, as many of you know, also directed the original Superman: The Movie (the two films were shot, for the most part, simultaneously). The idea behind all of this, of course, is that Warner wants to release new DVD special editions of Superman II, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace in conjunction with the theatrical or DVD debut of Bryan Singer's currently in production Superman Returns. The new film is expected to hit theaters in June 2006.
Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:19 am
Yes! Hopefully this one comes to fruition. The Donner-cut 'Supe II' has been at the top of my wishlist since I first heard of the unused footage.
Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:12 am
For more information about the travesty...go here! I hope they can do as good of a job as they did with Bruce Lee's Game of Death footage or the Brian Wilson with the Smile album. So many times I think history can be reworked...at least in part.