Today we’re focusing on another film adaptation of the book I Am Legend called The Omega Man (1971). This film stars Charlton Heston as the last man on earth.
The premise of this film is similar to the book I Am Legend and The Last Man on Earth (a 1964 remake of the book). Heston stars as Robert Neville who thinks he’s the sole survivor of a plague that turns humans into vampire like creatures. After living alone for a while, he finds more survivors of the plague who has been infected, but is still very much human. This new hope drives Neville to find a cure.
If you want to take a look at a previous post on our I Am Legend series, click here.
As always, I’m including a trailer to the film below.