Hmmmm, this looks interesting. I’ve always been a fan of post-apocalyptic movies — for some reason they appeal to me. Combine that with the talents of Will Smith, and we might have a formula which gets my attention come December 2007.
Based on the 1954, Richard Matheson book of the same title, ‘I Am Legend‘ has been adapted to the big screen twice before. The most memorable of those projects has to be the 1971, Charlton Heston classic, ‘Omega Man‘ — an edge of your seat action/thriller about the last man alive, or so he thought. ‘Omega Man’ has to be the grandfather of all modern post-apocalyptic movies and though it was acceptable (for it’s time), there have been some thoroughly enjoyable renditions spanning the same material. Most hardly qualify as epics, but I enjoyed ‘Postman‘ (Kevin Costner’s second and more successful foray into the genre) and also ‘The Day After Tomorrow.’ Add to that a host of zombie movies (pretty much the only horror flicks I get into) and we’ve arrived.
If you’re interested in catching some details on ‘I Am Legend,’ surf on over to Apple Trailers and watch the most current trailer in HD. Worth the download of Quicktime.