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Friday, June 08, 2007

First trailer for I AM LEGEND

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson is one of the most haunting novels that I've ever read. The project to make a modern-day film adaptation of it (it's been turned into a movie twice already, the last one being The Omega Man with Charlton Heston) is something that's been simmering for over ten years now: yeah I still remember the days when Ridley Scott was going to make this with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It finally comes out this December, with Will Smith as Robert Neville.

And, I've no sense this early on about how faithful this movie will be to the spirit of the book... but I think it might have some promise. The first trailer certainly impresses. There is one shot that is one of the flat-out coolest that I've ever seen in a movie... or at least the trailer for one.

Mash down here for the Quicktime video of the I Am Legend trailer

EDIT 4:38 a.m. EST: Pray for the last man on Earth... because he's not alone. Here's the first 10 minutes of The Omega Man, with Charlton Heston as Neville (the role Smith will have in I Am Legend). By the way, this movie's awesome soundtrack was composed by Ron Grainer: the man who also created the immortal theme music for Doctor Who.


AfterShock said...

The trailer definitely makes it look like the movie has potential. Will definitely have to keep an eye on this one...

qemuel said...

I AM LEGEND has one of the absolute best endings of any book I have ever read; it gave me chills.

I'm a little nervous about this one, though. I don't think I like the whole "virus runs rampant, turning everyone on Manhattan island and POSSIBLY the world into bloodthirsty creatures" take.

BUT, the trailer does look promising, so we'll see.

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be a great movie.
But actually it's a remake