Would You Watch a TV Dramatisation of the Making of “Superman: The Movie”?

Chris Reeve

In a recent episode of his YouTube “FatMan Beyond” show, Kevin Smith reveals that he had discussions with either Apple or HBO Max (he can’t remember which) about possibly being involved in writing a TV dramatisation series about the making of “Superman: The Movie”.

Smith says he met with Richard Donner about two years ago to discuss the project. While Smith is no longer involved in the project, and my own sources tell me that nothing more ever came of it, I think the idea would make for a very entertaining series.

Riddled with problems from the start, a number of books and documentaries on the making of “Superman: The Movie” reveal the issues that surrounded the project, from the search for a Director, the quirks of the Producers, and the hunt for an actor to play the lead role. The making of “Superman: The Movie” is a story in and of itself that would make for a fascinating look behind-the-scenes.

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July 17, 2021 7:28 pm

Count me in!

July 17, 2021 7:40 pm

I wonder who they could pick to play Reeve.

July 18, 2021 12:17 am

No thanks. For every RKO 281 (about the production of Citizen Kane), there are a half-dozen Behind the Bells (about the production of Saved by the Bell); made by someone with an axe to grind. There are some great “making of” documentaries though.

July 18, 2021 8:01 am

IF it’s just a remake with filled with modern day political agendas, etc, then I will never watch it.
However, on the flip-side, if it’s made with the same love and admiration that original film was made of, then YES. I’ll gladly watch it.

July 19, 2021 9:28 am

I’m inclined to agree with afriend but I could see how you would get a good story out of a guy who gets this huge commercial project landing in his lap and then finds himself in the position of having to constantly defend the integrity of the character and his own work against producers and bean counters whose foremost concern is going to be dollars while little realizing that this integrity is exactly what’s going to make the movie sell in the first damn place and not dumb suggestions like having Telly Savalis saying “who loves ya baby?” Richard and… Read more »