It was big news that I Am Legend went through a series of reshoots. One of the big changes was the film’s ending, which was reshot to give the film a more commercial conclusion. The special edition DVD hits store shelves on March 18th, and the alternative ending has been leaked onto YouTube.
I’d be interested to hear what you guys think, so please post your thoughts in the comments. I feel that this is a much better conclusion, aside from the voiceover driving sequence which book ends the footage. Also, can anyone please explain to me how they drove out of Manhattan if all the bridges were destroyed… Am I missing something? It’s also worth noting that a few seconds of this alternative ending was included in one of the early trailers. I was really weirded out when I didn’t see it on the screen in December, as it seemed like a rather creepy sequence.
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Over the weekend we got a ton of emails from readers who saw I Am Legend. You see, during the opening sequence in an abandoned Time Square, a huge billboard is visible advertising a Batman vs. Superman feature film which will hit theaters on 05-15-10. Fans have started to speculate that this could be the Justice League movie. As we’ve told you before, director George Miller recently announced that the Justice League film was still on the fast track, but would be released under a new title. And rumor has it that a fight between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is a main focal point of the Justice League script.
But don’t get too excited, producers are saying that the poster in the movie is a completely fictional creation. The sight gag was an addition to the film by screenwriter/producer Akiva Goldsman, who was originally attached to a Superman vs. Batman screenplay that never got produced. So calm down – there isn’t going to be a Batman vs. Superman movie just yet. A very cool easter egg indeed.
You can watch the first three minutes of I Am Legend on Yahoo! Movies. It’s a pretty cool sequence with Will Smith and his dog Sam driving around trying to hunt deer in an abandoned New York City. Sadly, the animal effects you see in this clip are the best they get in this adaptation. Some of the creature effects later on in the story are horrendous (Van Helsing bad). But this video clip showing the first three minutes of the film gives you a good indication of the first half of this film. Plus the abandoned New York stuff is really cool. Check it out.
Warner Bros is promoting the upcoming Will Smith action film I Am Legend with a new online community. Read more information below, including an access code.
I-AM-IMMUNE.com is the ultimate community for people who want the full I Am Legend experience. Along with an online campaign, I-am-immune.com – the official community for I Am Legend – will give members exclusive access to information about the film, a chance to voice their own opinion, online & street challenges, free swag, daily updates, message boards, insane prizing and the opportunity to see the biggest Movie Stars of the year at the Largest Movie Premiere of the Century.
As a member of i-am-immune.com, your objective is to stay active to stay immune. Members will be tasked with weekly online challenges to help promote the site and film, along with 3 offline challenges, which will give members the opportunity to earn free swag and chance to win a VIP Trip for 2 to New York City for the world premiere of I Am Legend at Madison Square Garden (air fare and hotel stay are covered).
In terms of Street Challenge’s, member’s of i-am-immune.com will visit a section of the site – called Street Challenges – where they will be tasked with going to a specific location, on a specific day and time within their city (one of 14 markets) to pickup an exclusive swag item, which will contain a code that must be entered into the Street Challenges section of the site. Once the code is entered, they will be eligible to win prizes and gain access to the next Street Challenge.
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I Am Legend hits theaters on December 14, 2007.
CHUD has confirmed that Warner Bros had to do reshoots last week for the upcoming Will Smith sci-fi thriller I Am Legend. And rumor has it that the studio was unhappy with the film’s finale, which is said to be very faithful to Richard Matheson’s original story. So if true, expect something upbeat and more action packed.
I’m wondering if the ending tested poorly or if it was just an internal decision? Either way, reshoots are never a good sign for any film, especially this late in the game. I Am Legend is scheduled to hit theaters exactly one month from today. The press junket/screening for the movie takes place in two weeks. The guys at Warners better hurry. Am I now the only one still looking forward to this film?
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Two new I Am Legend movie trailers are now online. First up is an international trailer. The new look is less mysterious, and more forthcoming. I liked it a little better the other way when less was more (check out that teaser trailer here).
The official domesticc trailer makes I Am Legend look a lot more like a kick ass sci-fi movie. I prefer the new US trailer, and I think you might as well. It’s more action packed and sharply edited to Clint Mansell’s awesome score from The Fountain. I’m probably more excited for this film, than any movie coming out in the rest of 2007 (that I haven’t yet seen).
Check out the new trailers below.
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Are you itching to see some footage from The Dark Knight? Omelete is reporting that Warner Bros plans to release a 7-minute prologue to The Dark Knight in front of the IMAX screenings of I Am Legend on December 14th. The footage will apparently feature Heath Ledger as The Joker. But remember, the 7-minute prologue will only be attached to the IMAX version (which I’m assuming is a cross promotion since Dark Knight will also premiere on the huge IMAX screen). We’ll try to find out more details.
Warner Bros has released a new poster for the big screen adaptation of I Am Legend starring Will Smith. This is one of the films I’m really looking forward to this holiday season. If you haven’t seen the movie trailer released in June, click here to watch it now.
The middle of the poster features very small text that reads “Is there anybody out there. Anybody please. You are not alone. My name is Robert Neville, I am broadcasting on all AM frequencies. I am a survivor living in New York City. I am living day by day, searching for others. I will be at the South Street Sea Port Every Day at midday when the sun is highest in the sky.” And then it repeats. And underneath the Will Smith title credit is the tagline “The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone.”
Check out the full poster after the jump.
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What is the most anticipated movie scheduled for release in the next year?
The Dark Knight… nope.
Iron Man? Nah uh.
I Am Legend? Will Smith wishes.
The answer to the question and more after the jump.
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