Apparently, someone over at Warner Brothers thinks that a third movie version of Richard Matheson's classic sci-fi novel, I Am Legend, is necessary. Well, okay, maybe it is. The first one, the solid 1964 Vincent Price movie The Last Man On Earth, was in black-and-white, so naturally, it cannot be very good, at least in the eyes of the younger audiences to whom a remake would appeal most. And the second one? Well, the mangled and dated 1971 Charlton Heston version, The Omega Man -- it had albino mutant chicks with afros (say no more). This one will be directed by Constantine helmer Francis Lawrence, and is expected to start shooting in 2006 for a 2007 release. The movie has not yet been cast, though both Will Smith and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been attached to the project in the past. The long, strange trip it's been from page to screen is documented in The Greatest Science Fiction Movies Never Made (along with Tim Burton's Superman Lives). In 2003, IDW Publishing released a graphic novel of Matheson's story, which is about the lone survivor of a global apocalypse.
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