Asylum / Batman Vs. Superman
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by Andrew Kevin Walker and Akiva Goldsman
After several failed attempts to get a new Superman off the ground, this crossover was proposed by Andrew Kevin Walker. It was designed to relaunch both the Superman and Batman franchises. I think it’s a great idea. Sure, they’re both good guys, but as anyone who reads the comics knows, the two heroes have conflicting personalities and ideologies.

This screenplay was scrapped when other (separate) Superman and Batman projects came into favor and attached director Wolfgang Peterson left to do Troy.

Years later, an entirely different film was made, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Read reviews at UGO Screenwriter’s Voice and

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Superman: Man of Steel
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by Alex Ford
After Kevin Smith’s Superman Lives was dropped, Alex Ford wrote this script for Warner Brothers. He pitched it as the first of seven movies, which was intriguing, but Ford eventually split with Warners due to creative differences.

This “Man of Steel” is independent from Man of Steel (the proposed sequel to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns) and Man of Steel, the Superman reboot from Zack Snyder.

Read a review of the script at

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Superman Lives
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by Kevin Smith
Smith has been pretty vocal about the horrors of development. For all the hype, I’m not too keen on this script. It has some interesting elements: the death and rebirth of Superman, the presence of both Lex Luthor and Braniac. I liked the way the story just starts without explaining who Superman is — like a comic, or an episode of the animated show. But there is some humor that doesn’t work, and three separate robot characters. That’s at least one too many robots for me.

An entire documentary has been made about the project, entitled The Death of ‘Superman Lives’ What Happened?

The Projection Booth did a great episode on the topic at

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