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Wanna see some gruesome I AM LEGEND set pics to help ring in the New Year?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some set pics, courtesy of "Harrison Gantz," from the set of I AM LEGEND. Count me a tad pessimistic about Will Smith's take on Richard Matheson's classic, but nobody wants to see the novel done right more than me... Now, watch for spoilers... these are snuck, low-quality pics, but you get your first look at the "vampires," and some cool signs... and gruesome bodies! Happy New Year!

Pics Removed By Request of Warner Bros.

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  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5 p.m. CST

    Ye gods

    by Call me Kenneth

    'nuff said

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5 p.m. CST

    The deer is too silver

    by Bulldoggie

    and "first"!!!

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:01 p.m. CST

    and those vampires look fake

    by Call me Kenneth


  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    This had better have....

    by LaDracul

    A nekkid Will Smith dancing in church to "War". Might be a little more pleasant to look at than Homer Simpson...

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Zombie deer?

    by The Dum Guy there going to be vampires or zombie, or is it like both, maybe vompies?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:11 p.m. CST

    the deer didnt have eyes in the comic book!

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    this is gonna suck!

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Earf...Hell Naw.. Damn...

    by Jugdish

    Any other lines I can expect Will Smith utter?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:38 p.m. CST

    You aint first!

    by kurdt420

    that'll teach ya to try to keep this moronic tradition going.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:40 p.m. CST

    yeah, kick him in the nuts

    by Bulldoggie

    just the type of dude I'd like to do that too. What the hell is that jackass doing in front of the bus anyway?! And yes, the vampire zombie deer looks bad ass!

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Where is Randall Flagg?

    by Det. John Kimble


  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by Tal111

    Are there any other great movie ideas this jackass cam muck up?! I seriously wish him and his wife would just shrivel up and blow away!!

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    That deer doesn't even look close ot real! And as for another line we can expect out of Will Smith: "Oh, you did NOT just shoot that green shit at me!"

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 6:08 p.m. CST


    by ivehadsex

    Those are props. Those are grainy camera shots. Of course they don't look good yet. Things are done in post. Also, how long do I have to wait before people realize they shouldn't listen to you self-righteous, attention-seeking never-happy fucks?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Bullshit Dear!

    by hulk_beanpoll

    What is it with all these crappy animals?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 6:18 p.m. CST

    So the vampires work in offices?

    by Big Bad Clone

    Will we get to see them file and collelate?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 6:26 p.m. CST

    So the BAD GUYS in this are WHITE?

    by Mace Tofu

    WHITE ZOMBIES ! Let me guess that the deer will be standing in the road forcing Will Smith to crash his car so the Zompires can get him...

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 6:40 p.m. CST

    does it also mean?

    by The Dum Guy

    ... does that sign mean that Santa can't catch the regular flu?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Harrison Gantz, you just got fired you twat!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Just saw his u tube video (thanks for the link Deep Cover). Looks like he was an extra in his first (and last) movie. <p>"You just got fucked" no Gantz, you just got fucked! What a fucking idiot

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Want to guaranty that a movie won't be old and stupid

    by Stringer Bell

    Put a porcelain deer in it.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 7:08 p.m. CST

    the FX on the deer are not finished!!

    by Bulldoggie

    They'll fix him in post production. Dude getting fired is better than a kick in the nuts. I'm happy now. Have a nice new year ivhadsex - you can die now.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Oh, Santa Claus has got the AIDS this year...

    by Some Dude

    ...and he won't be comin' 'round to spread his cheer.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Should be good if?

    by Kawaii

    They dont have will smiths charecter doing any cliche black shit like in I,Robot. Cos that shit is pathetic......he is an actor, let him act. None of this "oh look at my trainers" crap. Cheers....Happy New Year from the UK, is 1.30 am. lol

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 7:28 p.m. CST

    My First Post of 2007

    by jasper Stillwell

    This film will suck. Start as I mean to go on.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Second Post of 2007

    by jasper Stillwell

    Plus it's 'Happiness' rather than 'Happyness' surely...?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Best things come in threes

    by jasper Stillwell

    Oh by the way - Happy New Year, really...all the best. Now, over to the panel...which film is going to suck the largest balls this year?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST

    You maniacs! You blew it! And up, too!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Drat you all to hail!

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Lou Bega?

    by jasper Stillwell

    That explains everything - you must be under a lot of pressure, there.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:06 p.m. CST

    creature FX reminds me of THE DESCENT

    by Sir Loin

    They look virtually the same. NOICE.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:25 p.m. CST

    For fuck's sake man get a grip

    by jasper Stillwell

    Pull yourself together. Cher? If you have a chance to stop this torture then do so. We live in Godless universe where we can create and shape our own destiny. For me, I think 'Transformers' will be the film this year where I will witness my own brain dribble past my eyeballs but then I have a hunch that the 'auteur' that is Tim Story won't let me down. 'I am Legend' may well be from the same place that spawned 'I Robot'. So it's looking good round isn't it?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:32 p.m. CST

    re: my colon sucks

    by Sir Loin

    You are absolutely correct, I didn't consider that! Oldman RULED in that film, still freaks me out to this day.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Will Smith vs The Cracker Vampires

    by Doctor_Sin

    "Aaaawww, hail naw! I'm 'bout to rise up on these crackaz! They can take my woman. They can take my food. But, they DO NOT jack wiff a brutha's ride!"

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:34 p.m. CST

    "pinkly prunes"

    by Sir Loin

    LOL. Sounds like an indie goth band name.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:35 p.m. CST

    The Descent

    by jasper Stillwell

    Saw it advertised in the local press round our way as 'The Decent'...not quite 'beloved aunt' standard but for a second it lifted the gloom...*jeez 2007 was going so well...*

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:37 p.m. CST

    The Firm

    by jasper Stillwell

    Oldman was fantastic in that...Alan Clarke was a God.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Sugarcubes good.

    by jasper Stillwell

    Sugarbabes less impressive. Although 'Overload' pisses over most girl-band-type fodder.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by jasper Stillwell

    That's that Blonde-haired Latin America girl performer, right? Took me ages to realise that she sang as well...

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Cant wait for the shameless product placement...

    by hiperaktiv

    ...and out of place Fresh Prince type humour.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by jasper Stillwell

    ...a whole brace of "you sure are a bunch of ugly mo'fuckers"-style gags. Will Smith. Too soon. Too Silver. Flames. Nipples, you name it.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:11 p.m. CST


    by Sir Loin

    ...I'll be waiting for that line.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:20 p.m. CST

    "I got to get me some...

    by jasper Stillwell

    Zompire repellant"...etc etc etc...flashes mobile phone...punches Zompire...jumps into specially featured/advertised car. Hey maybe Will should take on more sci-fi? Childhood's End? A 2001 sequel possibly?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Aw.......hell no?

    by smackfu

    Pics look good still has Will Smith in it right?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Is that the deer from The Ring 2?

    by Barry Egan


  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:48 p.m. CST

    None of you "WILL" believe this but.....

    by Tal111

    Jada Pinkett Smith tells WILL what movies he can do. Yes, she wears the pants. I know for a fact in this film he'll utter the line- "Zombie!You're the disease and I'm the cure!"

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Sorry to hear about your colon.

    by Barry Egan

    Are you ok? Oh, in Ring 2 Naomi Watts' car gets attacked by deer. It's really stupid.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Why the Will Smith hate on this site???

    by Barry Egan

    I have always wondered about that. If you don't think he can act, go see Happyness. He is great in it and he give a performance of subtlety.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 10:03 p.m. CST

    There's Will Smith hate because in...

    by Tal111

    Ali, Wild Wild West, I, Robot, Shark Tales, Bagger Vance, Enemy Of The State and Independence Day he plays the same character and they're ALL ANNOYING!

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Colon: I agree.

    by Barry Egan

    I think there is a general group of people who must think they are above everyone in terms of pop culture consumption, they think they have vastly superior taste and so they find certain things to shit all over. Last year it was Crash. Crash was the hipter movie to say you hated. The year before that was Million Dollar Baby. There are actors that fall into their crosshairs as well and I would bet you these haters are either failed artists or (more likely) people who never even tried to be.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Tal, honestly, have you seen any of those movies?

    by Barry Egan

    Bagger Vance and Ali are unlike anything he has done (if memory serves he got an Oscar nomination for Ali). Those two characters are totally different from the I, Robot/ID4 persona.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 10:21 p.m. CST

    who's the goon

    by ewokstew

    in the pictures? Did we really need to see that fool?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 10:31 p.m. CST

    The Goon is likely the guy who

    by Barry Egan

    sent these pics into AICN. Apparently he wanted these pics posted all over the world wide web. It's sad, really.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Will Smith

    by jasper Stillwell

    Yes Barry Egan, but the films you mention tend to fall into Will's 'serious-worthy-Oscar-potential' movies, whereas the 'great man' being attached to big-budget sci-fi usually signals the 'mindless-popcorn-entertainment-fluff' side of his work. Now I have nothing against that latter category per se but as a fan of both Richard Matheson and Issac Asimov and all the films that ID4 ripped off so blatantly and poorly it appears that 'Smith plus sci-fi' tends to add up to 'massive disappointment'. I've been waiting best part of twenty-odd years to see a decent version of 'I Am Legend' and I suspect the casting of Will Smith suggests that instead of something really exciting, thoughtful and inspirational we'll get another shitty, simplistic film that will go down well with people who don't want the concepts so much as the 'big bangs'. This smacks of a wasted opportunity is all (again). Also I am not a failed artist - I just have an opinion is all. *Rant over*

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I liked the Descent a lot.

    by Barry Egan

    Horror films about adults are cool.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 11:32 p.m. CST

    HARRY: YOU SELL-OUT!!!!!!!!!!

    by Barry Egan

    how was that?

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 11:40 p.m. CST

    yeah i noticed the order thing as well.

    by Barry Egan

    are we the only two people on here? and in my defense, i live in LA and it's only 10:00 here.

  • Dec. 31, 2006, 11:42 p.m. CST

    So that was a vampire job interview pic?

    by 0rcus

    "Ooh, I'm sorry, you don't get the job. We were looking for someone who sucks more"<br> <br> And for the idiot mugging in the pix, somebody punch him in the throat

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    I AM FROM THE YEAR 2006...

    by Tal111

    ...can anyone tell me what the future will be like?

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Thank you My Colon Sucks...

    by Tal111

    ...for easing my fears. But tell me, will everyone in the future have such unusual names?

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Hate Will Smith? Here? Noooo

    by Mace Tofu

    What we hate is Movies that we make fun of but in our gut know that it is more than a 50% chance that this will suck as bad as we joke about here because this has been filmed twice before and even with a book that had many unused scenes what we do see looks more like the movie versions Vs getting a film written by someone who loves the book and is not remaking Chucks version or Will Smithin' the story to pander to Will's fans. Our anger is from the worry that the book gets tossed like I-Robot did "Well it had Robots in it!" to " Well it had Zompiers in it". I still can watch ID4 and enjoy it ( even with the plotting deal breakers that piss me off) but I have never watched WILD WILD WEST after seeing it in a theater once.... That is why we worry about a Will Smith movie here because when it is BAD it is really BAD and these photos make us nervous. Oh I just watched "the Descent" DVD and did it have the same ending as the theatrical version because that was pretty grim.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Just so long as...

    by Tal111

    Prince doesn't change to that symbol thingy and Ben Affleck continues to make movies...then and only then I can continue to cling to my hope. Thank you voice of the year colon sucks.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    GOODY!!! GOODY!!!!

    by Tal111

    It's always helpful to us people of the present past to know that the people of the near future live in the utopia we, the people of the present past, have all wished for.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Fuck this movie and fuck Will Smith

    by godoffireinhell

    who could be a good actor if he chose to actually act but instead seems to have decided to dedicate a sizeable portion of his career to ruining genre properties. FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE!

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:25 a.m. CST

    There was an old man from Peru..

    by Tal111

    who dreamt he was eating his shoe he awoke in the night in a terrible fright and found it was perfectly true!

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    There was a young girll from Glouster

    by Tal111

    who's parents thought they had lost her from the fridge came a sigh and a terrible cry now the problem is how to defrost her

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    I will never see this movie.

    by Johnny Smith

    That is all.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Descent DVD has both endings edited together

    by Mace Tofu

    Did a Google and now I know the DVD did have a different ending that the US version in theaters. Phantoms was da Bomb! so I've heard said but can't recall. I did pay to see it. Didn't Sci-Fi channel do a Phantoms 2: Ectoboogaloo?

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Never mind with your prognostications (!!!)

    by Tal111

    I am now in the year of 2007 myself....I have learnt Keanuku...DUDE...and it is as your 2007ders say....BOOTYLICIOUS!!! FERGIELICIOUS!!! And dare I say...KEANULICIOUS!!!

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Like...yeah dude...I guess!

    by Tal111

    I feel like such a sense of calm and righteousness.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Klatuu Barada Keanu

    by Tal111

    Klatuu Barada Keanu Klatuu Barada Keanu Klatuu Barada Keanu

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Dick Clark's hair looked good tonight

    by Mace Tofu

    Just got back from watchin' the ball drop ( I'm in Cali) and didn't know Dick Clark was hosting tonight , thought it was all that Idol guy. Was that a combover on Dick? Keep on rockin' dude! Whooah! That Keanuku is really catchy. I didn't know things would be like this IN THE FUTURE.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 2:41 a.m. CST

    I have no problem with racism...

    by Tal111

    as long as the opening grabs me. Hence my love of the Rocky series. Let's serve man...chapter was a dark and stormy good...

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Let's get back to the set pics..what's up with the FT?

    by Mace Tofu

    Are these photos from the ending of the movie? Do they drop a bomb on NY? Look at the ground around the Fire Truck...looks like a big boom. NIGHTMARE SCRIPT: ends with Smith walking out thru the smoke after the blast that kills all of the Zompires and as he looks down at their burnt corspes Neville sez " NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT " Now the door to the fire truck opens and his dog jumps down and runs over to Nevile. Neville " WHERE WUZ YOU 5 MINUTES AGO !?" The dog covers his face with one paw and looks sad. Neville (to the dog as Neville gets into the car.) " OH COME ON GET IN!" The dog jumps in and licks Wills face as they drive off into the sunset with a HIP-HOP (off the I AM LEGEND SOUNDTRACK ) track blasting over end titles....I could be wrong : )

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Will Smith's ONLY good movie Where the Day Takes You

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Yep bitches Where the Day Takes You was smiths only good movie. Men in Black and the FIRST Bad Boys were tolerable. But he can't act. He would have made a fine Comacho in Idiocracy.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    No you didnt !!

    by barnaby jones

    I don't really have anything to say.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Nice going, Gantz

    by cornponious

    Way to go. Congratulations on becoming an internet phenomenon... the wrong way. Unlike I, who became an internet quasi-phenomenon the right way, by posting snarky comments like this. And by helping to defeat Satan himself, Supershadow.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I like Will Smith. This may be alright

    by Teamwak

    I am withholding my bile until I see the fukka. The book is fantastic. <p> And who is playing Cort (sp) his friend?

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    So it takes place in a city now?

    by Ironmuskrat

    One of the things that was cool about the book was it took place for the most part in guy's neighborhood. A lot of the vampires attacking his house every night where people he knew. Especially the one vampire neighbor he hated so much. Placing the movie in a large city doesn't make any sense to me, it takes away from the lonely, claustrophobic feeling of the book. Oh well..

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    If Will Smith REALLY wanted to impress his audience....

    by Doc_Strange

    He would go for a couple of movie roles against type. Maybe try doing a role as a serial killer or a bad guy. Something to offset that squeaky clean image of his and the fact that he ALWAYS has to be the hero, really lame. Hell, he should just do anything instead of the tired "Fresh Prince" stuff we see in basically all of his films.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    I'm a little more confident about this than I was B4

    by FluffyUnbound

    Sure, it's not going to be Matheson. OK. I've accepted that. But it is going to be a big budget sci fi film about an apocalyptic plague, and there's still a chance for it to be good. And the pics of the bodies and fires make me think maybe they are going to make this worthwhile. Of course, the pics are static shots of things this PA guy was interested in shooting, and it's possible that since this film will no doubt be PG-13 that you won't really see anything like this in the finished film, except for quick cuts and as deep background set dressing - but hey, I can hope, right? Because even THIS film allows Smith to "go against type" if they decide to make it extremely gruesome and horrific instead of a shiny happy IRobot adventure.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    I'm resigned to the fact that Will is in this.

    by Bubba Gillman

    I like Will Smith, but this role (if the film is true to the book), really needed someone more world weary. Russell Crowe was my number one choice. Denzel Washington would have been good also. Anyway, we have Will. The one thing that is non-negotiable ****SPOILER ALERT FOR ANYONE WHO HASN'T READ THE BOOK**** is that he must die at the end. That is all.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Someone needs to adapt

    by ewokstew

    Edgar Rice Burroughs "The Mucker" Harry mentioned the character during the Stallone Q&A. That was some darn fine reading. Brutal, pugilistic mayhem at its best.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    Although he was tits as Tea Cake Walters in "Made in America." Oh, and AW-HELL-NO !

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    i liked this better

    by jedimindflayer

    when it was called the stand. but at least they've put black people in this one :)

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    BUBBA , Do you really think Neville

    by Mace Tofu

    will go the way of the book. HELL NO! They drove off at the end of the US version of The Descent and Will Smith will drive off at the end of this. HE IS HERO.

  • Jan. 1, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Oh HELL NO!

    by Surf Ninja

    Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down...

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST


    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    has gotta go...worst AICN catch phrase ever...oh and this film will lick balls too

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Wasn't this a movie called "28 Days Later,,,"

    by WOPR

    Not exactly a cinematic Mona Lisa but mundanely entertaining. Although the "ragified" infectees are not exactly vampires, the stories basic theme and structure that the protagonist finds himself in are quite similar. Also, similarities abound between that "pig-face" episode of the Twilight Zone and the "I am Legend" plot.

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    want this TB to come back to life?

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    find the youtube link about and look at this douchebags video...god ull want him dead...arrogant prick

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    someone is geared up for '07 talkbacks..

    by just pillow talk

    you're already in mid-season form! Be careful though, you are treading on stooopider ground with the multiple postings in a row. Just say no.

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    sometimes, one must take one for the team...

    by just pillow talk

    and you've got the Indiana one under control.

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the TRL music video

    by Drewchem08

    Will laying down a smooth catchy rap with vampires dancing all crazy and funky. Which is funny because can vampires even dance. Of course I'm hoping the deer is in the video working the turn table. That'll be too sweet.

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    no way dude, wasn't trying to drive you out of..

    by just pillow talk

    Indiana Jones thread. There ain't shit being posted right now, so one's gotta do what one's gotta do to keep oneself amused. And this movie will probably be as good as the Indiana Jones one, meaning not good at all.

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    at least you are..

    by just pillow talk

    I'm not sure I am. I'm taking the approach of "lower expectations" may lead to "better than expected" results.

  • Jan. 2, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I'm kinda interested in seeing this...

    by MattyAGoGo

    I love the book. I also love both of the films that were made previously, LAST MAN ON EARTH with Vincent Price and the ultra-wacky but badass THE OMEGA MAN with ol' Chuck Heston. To be honest, I'll have a more defined opinion once I see the trailer. In the meantime, I'm more excited about the 28 DAYS LATER sequel.

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Testing out multiple accounts?

    by orcus