Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The "I am Legend" Pitch

It's like "Castaway", but there are zombies on the island, right? Tom Hanks all alone on this desert island, but with zombies that come out at night.

Yeah - it's like "Castaway" meets "28 Days Later", but instead of Wilson the ball we have Sam the dog, so it's like "Marley and Me" too.

Yeah, I'm afraid Sam doesn't make it, and Tom Hanks probably wouldn't last long too, so it's Will Smith. Really buff Will Smith, and the island is Manhattan - post apocalyptic Manhattan - "Mad Max" style!

No - no women, just Will and the zombies, except there are female zombies - scary hot female zombies, and several scenes with mannequins.

Sure - we could add some flash backs with women, but it's really a cautionary tail about man's hubris and science gone wrong in the near future. Like "Terminator" except Schwartzenegger is a virus that turns people into zombies, and Sarah Connors is Will Smith.

No, I didn't think about that, but it's a good idea - "terminator zombies". Could be a sequel.

That's right - "Castaway" meets "28 Days Later" with "Marley and Me" meets "Terminator" in a "Mad Max" world with Will Smith in every scene and mannequins. It's a guaranteed block buster!

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