MSM: Major Iraq Offensive Against Al Qaeda Succeeds In Producing 14 Dead US Soldiers, Uncovers 25 Caches of Vietnam Analogies | Main | McCaskill, D-Mo., Will Vote Against Cloture
June 21, 2007

After Sixty-Three-Thousand Years In Development, They Finally Filmed "I Am Legend"

For years it was supposed to be a Schwarzeneggerian vehicle. No kidding, they've been working on the dumb script to Richard Mathieson's sci-fi apolocaypse vampire story since, I'm pretty sure, forty years before the story was actually written. So many people have taken turns working on the script they actually ran out of writers and had 10,000 chimps banging randomly on typewriters for a while. (The chimps' draft was rejected, but then produced under the title Norbitt.)

The Charleton Heston flick Omega Man was based on it, I think, or an extremely litigable ripoff of it. Apocalypse, future, vampire mutants, the last man left on earth... and his missing is to kill pretty much everything else left on earth.

What's not to like?

Oh yeah: Will Smith.

Don't get me wrong; I'm a Will Smith fan. In the right genre, which is breezy, loose-limbed comedy-action (notice comedy-action, not even action-comedy).

If he's been able to pull off a star turn in a more serious action movie -- let alone a dark horror-action movie -- I'm not aware of it. (And he was only a co-star in ID4.)

I've seen Smith try a darker, deeper, richer performance in a sci-fi movie. It was called I, Robot. His performance, I mean, not the movie.

Although actually I think they also wound up calling that I, Robot too, dispensing with the original title, Blade Runner: The Retard Cut.


Thanks to Slublog.


digg this
posted by Ace at 08:35 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Pajamaboy: "My, what whiny little bitches these guys are. ..."

Johnny: "We need a Battlestar Galactica thread sometime. Fa ..."

Willford Smith: ""Good people will do the right thing." ------- ..."

Steve and Cold Bear: "[i]"Helloo every bodeeee!" "Would anyone like a ..."

PAgirlinNC: "These people are beyond pathetic. ..."

shibumi: ""Good people will do the right thing."--"People wi ..."

kallisto: "Mario Batali's clogs: unsafe at any speed. ..."

AnonymousDrivel: "Was the bathrobe the size of a washcloth, because ..."

Kevin Spacey: "Yeah, you have to focus on the thrust ratio. That' ..."

FenelonSpoke: ""I've always loved... (Raising of eyebrow) bathrob ..."

Mistress Midnight Flame: "Careful she can be a cruel mistress. Posted by: a ..."

Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s]: "[i]I've been visiting Drudge less not because NewA ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64