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New I Am Legend Poster
One man and his dog...and half a bridge

11 October 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  

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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.


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Not sure which book you are reading coomi01 but its not that black and white. And the trailer and the poster seem to be appropriately understated. This isn't and should not be turned into an all guns blazing zombie horror. It is much more about issues of normality and how we feel we would cope in such a devastating situation as well as the need for companionship and ultimately the need for your own role to make sense. More

Posted by krustyx3 at 19:47 on 13 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: New I Am Legend Poster
ooh,bland poster! More

Posted by lympo at 14:10 on 12 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: New I Am Legend Poster
coomi01 - that's not how the book ends at all, so there may be a surprise or 2 in store for folk who have only seen Charlton Heston doing his Undead-Slayer Thing... More

Posted by Darckcloud at 13:28 on 12 October 2007 | Report This Post

Is it me...
*****Spoilers from the book and possible film adaptation*****       ...or have the publicity people on this film all forgotten that (SPOILER ALERT, NATCH, LOL) we KNOW there are vampires in it, we KNOW Will Smith ISNT the last person alive and we all KNOW that he DIES at the end saving a bunch of kids (though God knows they'll make up whatever end they want to) Being Big Willy, it'll probably end up see him being re-united with his family and finding a cure and saving a c More

Posted by coomi01 at 20:49 on 11 October 2007 | Report This Post

I need another trailer one with VAMPIRES ha ha ha More

Posted by johnmcclane at 18:57 on 11 October 2007 | Report This Post

looking forward to the film but i think the posters suck More

Posted by alimac at 16:48 on 11 October 2007 | Report This Post


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