Thursday, November 19, 2009
Years ago, Tim Burton was attached to direct a big screen version of Superman. It was hard to imagine how his gothic style would work for the Man of Steel, and the project fell apart before we could see how it turned out. But now a few images from that aborted production have leaked out, and they're certainly... interesting.
Here's a Burton sketch for Brainiac, a supervillian that was reportedly going to be played by Pierce Brosnan.
It looks all wrong for Superman, frankly... But hey, it probably wouldn't have been much worse than Superman Returns.
Slashfilm has more, including that photo of Nicolas Cage looking extremely uncomfortable in rubber Superman gear that's been making the rounds online.
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