Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hemocyte Test Footage for Ridley Scott's I Am Legend

Regular followers of the blog will recall the video I posted last year of Steve Johnson's unused practical effects tests from I Am Legend.

Now making the rounds on the web is footage from Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff who provided practical concept work for Ridley Scott when he was developing the project.

The following video is from the StudioADI YouTube channel, where you can check out the entire collection of Feature Film and Non-Feature Film Work from Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated


The Last Man On Earth Soundtrack CD Now Available

Our friends over at Monstrous Movie Music have just released a new batch of soundtrack CDs including a long-awaited, fully authorized stereo recording of Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter's score to The Last Man on Earth.


I picked up my copies when it debuted at the Son of Monsterpalooza show a few weeks back, and now you can order yours online. Time to discard the bootleg mono release sourced from the isolated score track on the Image LaserDisc. This is the real deal, and it's limited to just 1000 copies, so don't delay or you may find yourself paying an outrageous price on the secondary market.

Richard Matheson's Censored and Unproduced I Am Legend Screenplay

As previously reported, Gauntlet Press will be releasing an updated version of Richard Matheson's original screenplay adaptation of I Am Legend (aka "The Night Creatures") later this month, featuring another beautiful cover by Harry O. Morris, a new forward by Richard Matheson, and with a newly updated introduction by Mark Dawidziak.

I was happy to provide book covers and stills from the archive to help illustrate this new volume. It's definitely worth reading if you're interested in how Matheson would have adapted his book for the screen, and his forward is enlightening. You can pre-order your copy now on Amazon using the link below.

I Am Legend Reviewed - Galaxy 1955

I previously reprinted what I believe is the first published review of I Am Legend from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (...