I Am Legend (film)
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic action thriller film loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. The film stars Will Smith as US Army virologist Robert Neville, who is the last human in New York City. Neville works to develop a cure while defending himself against the hostile mutants. I Am Legend was released on December 14, 2007, in the United States and Canada.
About I Am Legend (film) in brief
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic action thriller film loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. The film stars Will Smith as US Army virologist Robert Neville, who is the last human in New York City, other than nocturnal mutants. Neville works to develop a cure while defending himself against the hostile mutants. I Am Legend was released on December 14, 2007, in the United States and Canada, and opened to the largest-ever box office for a non-Christmas film released in the U.S. in December. It was the seventh-highest grossing film of 2007, earning USD 256 million domestically and USD 329 million internationally, for a total of USD 585 million. It is the third feature-film adaptation of the novel, following 1964’s The Last Man on Earth and 1971’s The Omega Man. In 2009, a genetically re-engineered measles vaccine, originally created as a cure for cancer, turns lethal. The vaccine kills 90% of the world’s population and turns 9.8% into vampiric, albino, zombie-like, cannibalistic mutants called Darkseekers, who are extremely vulnerable to the ultraviolet rays in sunlight. The remaining 0.2% of the population is immune to the virus and is the prey of the mutant Darkseekers. Neville finds a promising treatment derived from his own blood, so he sets a snare trap and captures a female Darkseeker. The next day, Neville notices a mannequin usually at the local video store, positioned outside Grand Central Terminal and shoots him in confusion.
However, Neville realizes he is being watched by the Darkseekers within nearby buildings, and he is ensnared in a trap to capture the one he used to capture Fred’s body. Neville and Sam are eventually rescued by a pair of immune humans, Anna and Ethan, who have traveled from Maryland after hearing his broadcast. They transport Neville back to his home where he explains that Anna is infected with a strand of his serum, but when she shows signs of infection, Neville is forced to strangle her to death before she turns into a Darkseekers group. The following night, Neville ventures out and deliberately attacks a group of Darkseekers and kills one of them. He wakes up the next day to eliminate them, but he is attacked by infected dogs and is killed by the sun. He is rescued by Anna and a young boy named Ethan who travel from Maryland to New York after hearing Neville’s broadcast that he is the only human left in the city. Neville’s wife, Zoe, and daughter, Marley, died in a helicopter accident during the chaotic evacuation of Manhattan as the military was enforcing a quarantine of the island. Neville himself stayed behind with other military personnel. He waits each day for any survivors who might respond to his continuous radio broadcasts, which instruct them to meet him at midday at the South Street Seaport. He also listens to the song \”Three Little Birds\” by Bob Marley on repeat.