|How secretive has I Am Legend been? Really, considering it's based on a book that was published 53 years ago, Warners are playing their vampire zombies things very close to their chest. But, we kind of like it. So far all we've seen is a minimal teaser trailer and a (slightly drab) teaser poster. Today we get another poster (below) and while, again, it doesn't give a lot away, we really like it. |
The mood of this piece just seems so perfect. Nobody's tried too hard to make the barren New York – in which Smith finds himself the only normal human in a country that's succumbed to a vampiric virus – too self-consciously spooky, just letting the oddness of a bustling metropolis stripped of its bustle speak for itself.
This makes us hopeful that Francis Lawrence can produce something that comes close to the unhurried terror of Richard Matheson's book and not a film that takes the bare bones and slaps a Hollywood action movie skin on top.