I Am Legend Trailer (2007)

Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable?and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City?and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by 'the Infected' ?victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville?s every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind?s last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.

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I Am Legend Trailer Screencap

The I Am Legend trailer treats us to a day in the life of Dr. Robert Neville, possibly the last man alive on Earth after a viral outbreak has either killed most of the human population or turned them into a zombie like creature that keeps to the shadows and darkness. Neville spends his days with his dog, gathering food, hunting, watching DVDs, and looking for other survivors. It’s a relatively normal existence, if you can get past the empty buildings, overgrown streets, and loneliness. It’s at night that Neville has to be afraid, as he locks down his house and has to listen to the inhuman shrieks of whatever is outside, creatures that seemingly want nothing more than to kill him.

The trailer sets up nicely Neville’s normal routine before making it clear that he’s still in danger. It is a man and his dog against seemingly a whole city of creatures that want them dead. The quieter moments of the trailer make it seem that Will Smith will easily be able to carry the movie as likely the only main character, and the action sequences look fun. Things don’t look good for Robert Neville, but I Am Legend looks promising.

2 min 41 sec


Posted On
October 24, 2007
Francis Lawrence

Mark Protosevich

Warner Bros Pictures

December 14, 2007
Will Smith
Alice Braga
Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Willow Smith
Charlie Tahan
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