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"I Am Legend" was produced in 2007 but Warner Brothers had already heavily trailed the possibility of a Batman/Superman crossover film as early as 2004, going as far as confirming a Director and Head of Studio (neither of whom ultimately ended up working on the project). The logo used in both "I Am Legend" and the upcoming "Batman Vs Superman" film is a ...


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In a word, no. Of the four adapatations, none of them ended the same way as the book; The Last Man on Earth (1964) The Omega Man (1971) I Am Legend (2007) I am Omega (2007)


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I was under the impression that the Seeker (or just the Alpha Seeker) watched Neville's movements after he captured the female seeker. Eventually they copied the trap he used and left behind, with Fred as bait.


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This is a standard technique for science fiction: you set something a few decades into the future so that the culture isn't likely to be too unfamiliar to the reader/viewer, and yet there's enough time for there to be the changes and events you want to set up to set the scene for the story you're telling. 2001: A Space Odyssey came out in 1968, giving a 30-...


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If by "novelization" you mean the original novel, in Matheson's story vampirism is caused by a bacterium that is sensitive to UV light, so direct sunlight kills the bacterium, which had animated the host body, causing rapid decomposition (and staking works because it introduces air into the body, which switches the bacterias metabolism from ...


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This is indicative of Robert Neville's (Will Smith) mental condition - he has been without human contact and under constant stress. Under a prolonged period of such stress, he is bound to begin "seeing things." From Neville/Smith's point of view, it would be natural to perceive movement where there was, in actuality none. In a type of 'confirmation bias' ...


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By 1954 the cold war was already in full swing. The US had already begun the nuclear arms race and the soviet union was following quickly - their first A-bomb detonated 1949. 1952 the US detonated the first H-Bomb. The world was taken by surprise when the Soviets did the same 1953. So, a keen observer, as Science Fiction authors usually are, would see two ...


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The vampires in I Am Legend, at least the more bestial ones in the relatively early days after the pandemic, definitely do feed on one another. The fifth paragraph of chapter 2 lays this out. And that was all. After that, they all went away weaker, he knew, than when they had come. Unless they had attacked one of their own. They did that often. There ...


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I am Legend is a Warner Bros movie. There are multiple easter-eggs in the movie pointing to "future" WB movies. You have that Superman/Batman sign (the Superman logo in that one is the one used in Superman Returns with Brandon Roth), there's also a Green Lantern movie poster in the video store as well as a Teen Titans movie poster. WB owns DC comics so ...


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As Richard said, the short answer is no. The "alternate ending" of the 2007 I Am Legend probably comes closest, but still isn't quite right. As I understand it, the "alternate" ending was the way the movie originally ended, but it didn't test well with audiences so they dropped it and gave Neville the more heroic end we see in the version which made it ...


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In no way are they zombies mostly because zombies are not intelligent nor do they fear light. We see intelligence when they stalk towards nevilles house and attack him there. Even he said that they could follow him. Also they are bright enough to know how to hunt and know how to defend themselves. They are not quite vampires either. For one they do not drink ...


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The reason that it was there is that the producer and writer of I Am Legend, Akiva Goldsman, actually wrote an early draft of a Batman and Superman movie. Lawrence and Goldsman decided to include the Batman and Superman logo as a fun idea of what movies would have been released when the plagued hit. Lawrence also revealed that when he recently ran ...


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In the movie, they are classed as darkseekers. Their own breed of monster. In the book, they are classed as vampire-like creatures as they are based off of vampires, but they don't follow the classic scheme. Also they can't be zombies as the book I Am Legend gave rise to the zombie anyways.


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In the movie, the creatures are somewhat like vampires but we see no direct evidence that they drink blood although they seem to be attracted to blood (which is used as a lure) and perhaps they do explicitly drink blood since instead of "dark seeker" in the original script a term is used for them that involves the root "hemo." (Hemocyte is the term that does ...


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I think they are zombies because in I am Legend they die because of the disease contract, but then they come back to life right afterwards.


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I use closed captions while watching movies, and the captions actually referred to the creatures as "hermaphrodites"...in my mind that is just politically incorrect, and it always had me wondering as to why the captioning company would refer to them as something like that unless they got that term from the moviemakers themselves. Turn on your captioning and ...


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