Ilya Salkind, executive producer of Superman, Superman II, and Superman III, who went missing earlier this week after friends said they hadn’t seen or heard from him since Sunday, was discovered alive in a Mexican hospital this morning. It turns out, he was under the soap. Sorry, Mexican joke, I kid, I kid.
A friend of Salkind tells TMZ … it’s unclear how long Ilya has been in the hospital or why he hasn’t been able to contact anyone.
We’re told Ilya is currently sedated and friends are waiting to speak with the doctor to find out more information.
As TMZ first reported, Ilya — the guy who is widely regarded as the person responsible for bringing a live-action Superman movie to the big screen in the 1970s — went missing this weekend after telling friends he had to run some errands. [TMZ]
I’ve been sitting here trying to think of an “Up, up, and a guey” joke for the last 20 minutes, but I’ve got nothing. We wish him the best, and hopefully things will turn out fine. In the meantime, I just like to imagine TMZ bursting into the Mexican hospital demanding to know what’s wrong with the man. “Wrong, señor? Mira, we yust thought he was esleepeen.”
I want more like this!
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