Superman Lives is the title of a canceled Superman film intended for release in the 1990s. The film was planned to be directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters. The story would feature Brainiac, Lex Luthor and Doomsday as villains. Kevin Smith was involved in writing a script early in the project, followed by Wesley Strick and Dan Gilroy who wrote the screenplay that was nearly filmed. Nicholas Cage was officially announced to play Superman.