As I was walking from the car with Anton this morning we were discussing movies (as usual) and in particular big budget movies like Star Wars or Bryan Singer's upcoming Superman film, starring Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor.
We then got onto the subject of other people who could play Luthor and Superman. Myself, I'm partial to Dean Cain's portrayal on the ill-fated mid-nineties ABC Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Poor Dean Cain. His career has really faltered since, seeing him stuck hosting "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" and various other TBS made-for-TV movies. Then a brilliant idea struck me: I will petition TBS to let me make a made-for-TV Superman movie starring their very own Dean Cain.
Now this idea also hinges on me getting Billy Zane (Titanic, and really not much else) to play Lex Luther. As two actors who specialize in television and direct-to-video films, they're a natural fit to play off of each other and battle it out. And think of the marketing tagline: "Cain vs. Zane." Billy Zane has the charm (see Zoolander) and sliminess to nail the role of Luthor, and he looks badass when he's bald!
On top of all this, TBS is owned by Time-Warner, who in turn owns Warner Bros. and DC Comics, so licences aren't a big deal. Natural synergy! Now I just have to convince these companies that I can do this on a reasonable budget and I'm in business to bring my unique vision to glorious small screen reality.