International Trailer for Will Smith's I Am Legend
by Alex Billington
October 23, 2007
Light up the darkness. Holy sh*t this looks incredible! Finally a December movie that may actually turn out amazing! This is the second full theatrical trailer for Will Smith's vampire movie I Am Legend and damn does it deliver. The last 30 seconds had me jumping in my chair it was so damn good! The debate is whether this will live up to the book or whether it will just be a CGI-filled crap fest, and right now I'm going to say that this may turn out to be more than just a crap fest but still won't be as good as the book. Have a look for yourself!
Watch the trailer for I Am Legend:
I Am Legend is directed by Francis Lawrence, who also directed Constantine and Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U" music video. The film is based on a great book by Richard Matheson. I Am Legend hits theaters everywhere on December 14th. The newest poster is featured below as well.
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
OMG....By Law they should not be able to call this I Am Legend. It bares absolutely no resemblance to the book at ALL. When i heard about this movie coming out it intrigued me so i read the book. This is by NO means that book. This is stretching things to the moon and back again. I will NOT pay to see this film.
Heckle on Oct 23, 2007
Looks great, but then again so did 'I,Robot'. But with this and 'Compass', anything will be better than the blockbuster we got last year, 'Eragon'.
Ryan on Oct 23, 2007
Yeah... ok. So everyone is going to get all pissy because it's not the book. And there's no way in hell I'm arguing that it is. If you haven't read the book, please do. It's fantastic. But there's no way that the story on the page would go well at all on screen. All this movie will have in common is character names, and vampires. That's about it. This isn't going to be the book. This is going to be an amusement park film. You're gonna pay for a ticket, grab some popcorn, then strap in. It'll have it's ups and downs, maybe a twist near the end, and then when everyone gets off, half of you are going to have had fun, and the other half will be sick. Geez, I need to start putting copyrights on my analogies, because I think that was near perfect.
Mark on Oct 23, 2007
I believe this looks good. I saw some resemblance to the War of the Worlds remake mixed in with The Descent. I'm definitely very intrigued and I've always enjoyed Will Smith as an actor and watching him grow in each role. I can't remember the last time I saw him in a horror movie so to see what he does with it will be very exciting. Also, since his only dialog will be with a dog at least it'll be something unique (well not totally unique, we can't forget Wilson in Castaway). P.S. Books and film don't have to be symmetrical; as long as the ideas are inspired by the same concept they still deliver two very different, yet equal, expressions of art. To say a book is better then a movie is like saying a photo is better then a painting. They're all artistic masterpieces that are lovely by their own set of criteria.
Matty p on Oct 23, 2007
Is this book/movie supposed to bear any resemblance to the "Omega Man" story/movie?
Nicholas on Oct 23, 2007
Looks interesting, I haven't read the book. But reading what everyone is saying makes me want to.
Marvin on Oct 23, 2007
Looks great. I, Robot was underrated IMO and I can see that this one will probably end up the same way. I can't wait. BTW, they don't seem to be Vampires this time around, but active Zombies. I like the switch. I flip through the book whenever I'm in a book store and after a few chapters of reading so far, I wasn't all that impressed with it. Hopefully the movie will spice it up, especially with this new angle.
Joe H on Oct 23, 2007
Nicholas, 'Omega Man' (which I loved when I saw years ago) was also based on the book 'I Am Legend'. Really looking forward to this, but I agree with what's being said - it ain't the book. I think as long as nobody's expecting that, and just goes for the 'amusement ride picture' I can't see it being a disappointment. But read the book. It's really good. Though Joe H's 'active Zombie' comment made me think - anyone read 'World War Z'?
John Madden on Oct 24, 2007
Its not going to be the book, its the directors interpretaion of the book with a modern world twist. Its glamorized to be exciting and attention grabbing to todays teens and young adults. I for one feel this movie will be a great thrill ride and people who have read the book (like myself) should watch it with an open mind, I mean how many of us have read classics and then watched the film which are normally different from the book but non the less we still see many samples of the book in the films. To the zombie comment, if you recall in the book they act like mindless hungry zombies at time, just trashing about almost like junkies looking for there next fix. Id really like to see how the director ends it or has he changed it with a new twist? Overall, keep an open mind, im sure it will be worth watching.
Daniel on Oct 24, 2007
Man, I must be the only person who thinks that the black and white, Vincent Price version, "The Last Man On Earth" is the penultimate version.
William Mize on Oct 24, 2007
Matty p's second paragraph postscript says it perfectly, IMO. Movies have to be different from their source material (in this case a book). The story has to leave the page and take a life of its own in film. A different interpretation doesn't hurt, either. I'm tired of zombies being the de-facto monster-of-the-moment, but let's wait and see what the finished product looks like 🙂
avoidz on Oct 24, 2007
SMJ on Oct 28, 2007
Does anyone happen to know the composer or the music that is presented @ the end of this trailer? Thank you.
Rich Alma on Nov 24, 2007
this looks sick yo
micheal davis on Dec 11, 2007
this looks really good i think i might see this movie over and over again. yay!!!!!! this is so intense for a movie its gonna be a BIG movie.
keisia mae on Dec 14, 2007
WHO CARES ABOUT THE BOOK EVERY ONE KNOWS NOT ALL BOOKS COME OUT TO BE THE SAME IN MOVIE...THIS MOVIE WAS SO DAMN GOOD I LOVED IT SO MUCH IT HAD ME CRYING,LAOUGHING AND JUMPING OUT OF MY CHAIR..AND THE ACTION WAS GRATE I CANT WAIT TILL ITS ON SALE.. I WOULD DEFENETLY PAY TO SEE IT AGIEN..WILL SMITH DID HELLA GOOD HE SHOULD GET A GRAMMY THIS YEAR FO SHO!!
TINK on Dec 16, 2007
I don't understand why some people expect books and movies to be perfectly alike. Things like series, yes those do have to have more resemblance to the book, as there are ideas that are carried out throughout a couple books, but things that are just one book, they have more flexibility. If the creators of this movie just made it exactly like the book, personally I would have to say that I would be pretty displeased, because after reading the book, you already know what would happen next, leaving no surprises. But if the creators take the book, strip down the fullness of its ripe body down to just the bones, the basics, they can then begin to build on it further until it is takes shape into that which they think will please them and the audience equally. Also, for all of you people that have read the book and are saying that you will not see the movie simply because its nothing like what you have read, i suggest you see the movie before you go on further expressing your naive views. Sure, the book was amazing, but the movie also had its points of interest, which made it just as good. You would also have to think about the fact that the book is set in the 1970's but the movie was portrayed in modern times, and that makes the way that everything works turn out differently, which creates a nice twist on the book. For the people that have seen the movie but have not read the book, you shouldn't bias your opinions on that which you have seen portrayed in the movie. Only once someone has seen both sides of an argument can you really state your opinion and not sound like a complete and utter dolt.
stace on Feb 18, 2008
I went to see the movie, then went and read the book. The book was much better. Vincent Price's version was closest to the book's story, and was better for having done so. Will Smith's "Legend" started sort of interestingly (but stupidly), then went downhill fast with weak monster visual effects, illogicalities, plot holes, product placements, many boring sections, and felt far longer than its relatively short run time.
avoidz on Feb 18, 2008
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