Throughout the years, there has been many movie adaptations or at least films inspired by Richard Matheson’s iconic post-apocalyptic novel I am Legend. The book was influential in the development of the zombie genre and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease, and was such a success it spawned such films as The Last Man on Earth in 1964, as The Omega Man in 1971, and I Am Legend in 2007. Yet to this day, no filmmaker has been able to capture the creatures to the satisfaction of fans of the novel.Well recently a video was discovered online that shows a very different and much improved creature designed to best match Matheson’s original vision. It comes from special effects artist Steve Johnson and was a test for Will Smith’s I Am Legend, but the makeup effects never made it into the final film, and instead they were replaced with CGI. See for yourself.
via Quiet Earth