I Am Legend

American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third film adaptation of Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend, following 1964’s The Last Man on Earth and 1971’s The Omega Man. Smith plays Robert Neville, possibly Earth’s only survivor of a man-made virus. He works to create a cure, but is stalked by nocturnal mutant survivors of the plague.Warner Bros. Pictures began developing I Am Legend in 1994, and various actors and directors have been attached to the project, though it never entered production due to budgetary concerns. Production began in 2006 in New York City, filming mainly on location in the city, including a $5 million scene at the Brooklyn Bridge, the most expensive scene ever filmed in the city at the time. Warner Bros. launched a tie-in comic and an online multiplayer game on Second Life as part of its marketing campaign. I Am Legend was released December 14, 2007 in the United States. Despite mixed reviews, its opening was the largest ever for a film released in the U.S. during December.

~ by darkdestroyer on December 19, 2007.

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