Warner Bros. Discovery is reportedly close to winning a bidding war for the distribution rights to “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story,” a documentary on the life and career of the Superman actor.
After receiving rave reviews during its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival earlier this month, the film has become a hot ticket with Variety reporting that Warner Bros. is prepared to pay close to US$15 million for an exclusive deal, outbidding Netflix and other interested parties.
While the deal has not yet been finalized, “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story” would likely be released under the DC Studios banner, air on CNN (which is owned by the WB), before streaming on Max.
Never-before-seen home movies and extraordinary personal archives reveal how Christopher Reeve went from unknown actor to iconic movie star as the ultimate screen superhero. He learned the true meaning of heroism as an activist after suffering a tragic accident that left him quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.
Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story” was the first film to screen at the Salt Lake event on Thursday, January 18, 2024.