Sunday, April 21, 2013

1980 - Silver Surfer movie

“We’re going to make an epic picture on the scope of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY with the kind of soundtrack that that film had, only using contemporary rock and roll. It’s even conceivable that the Surfer might have a chant or a fanfare made up of one thousand electric guitars…doing the Silver Surfer has always been a dream of mine, and now it’s going to be realized.” 
—Lee Kramer, would-be SILVER SURFER producer (and Olivia Newton-John boyfriend), quoted in “Cosmic Silver” by James Burns, Mediascene Prevue #42, Sept/Oct 1980


  1. Wow, never heard about this one. Was that actualy in development? Having been made in 1980 it would've had a potential to be something special. Movies like Tron or Dune comes to mind when looking at this poster.


  2. Geez...a modern rock Surfer sounds so awful... shouldn't it at least be SURF ROCK like Dick Dale or the Ventures?

  3. I don't think it got very far into development, if at all.

  4. I love that image. The producer, Lee Kramer, did Xanadu. So your millage may vary. The idea of a Silver Surfer/Cosmic Marvel soundtrack by ELO is just too much for my earthling mind to handle.



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