In a new interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, actor Brendan Fraser recalls the time he auditioned for the role of Superman.
Back in 2002, J.J. Abrams had written a script titled “Superman: Flyby” which was in development at Warner Bros., with Brett Ratner hired as director. The film was eventually cancelled, reworked, with Bryan Singer coming on board to film “Superman Returns” instead.
“You feel kind of invincible, [like] ‘I can fly,'” recalls Fraser. “The cape actually makes you think you have the power of flight even though you know you don’t.”
“The script was printed on crimson paper with black ink so it couldn’t be photocopied,” he continues. “I was allowed to sit in an office and read it for an hour. It was like a covert operation.”
The script for the un-made “Superman: Flyby” film by J.J. Abrams is available for download (4.6mb PDF).