I am legend – last man standing?

This reminds me of a book I read a few years ago. A man off hiking in the country hurt his leg and recovered in a remote log cabin. When he hiked back down everyone was dead. Almost. Eventually he found other survivors of the plague, and the story follows his life and the lives of his children as they descend from civilized community to half naked hunter gatherers stumbling away into a new and threatening world.

I found this trailer for the new Will Smith movie, “I Am Legend” via Anthony’s blog and it could be rather good. As is my want to do these days I checked Youtube for a trailer and found a fan made film and rehearsal clips from the movie. After watching the following movie, check out the comments. Not too many people are happy Will Smith will be playing the lead role! To be honest I though I was watching Independence Day all over again!

Rehearsal clips seem to be shot by local people in New York, not any “behind the scenes” videos by the production staff. Here are a few: video 1, video2 (Will Smith makes a brief appearance in this one), and this one has it’s good moments.

I’m going to look for the book first.

PS. Want to download the trailer? There are probably plugins to do it, but I found that running strings on the .mov loader file displayed the actual movie file. ‘Course I’m only going to watch it once or twice so why bother downloading it? Ho hum! Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to do something, just because we can do it! I will say it looks very impressive full screen.

PPS. Wikipedia page on the book, and the film. Don’t read if you hate spoilers!

4 thoughts on “I am legend – last man standing?

  1. I’d suggest reading the book. It’s short enough and well worth reading. Looks like they turned a dark pyschological story into an action movie of some sort. And worse again they used Will Smith.

  2. Good news then, Jacinta has ordered it at the local library and they’ll have it in a week or two.

    Judging by how long it’s taken me to read the last 50 or so pages of my current book, Wolves of the Calla, it might take me a while to finish!

  3. I loved the book although it was very hard to find, much better than the Charlton Heston movie version “Omega Man.” 😀

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