Scheduled to hit screens in December 2007, Warner Bros. is releasing ‘I Am Legend’, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. Sounding very much like ‘28 Days Later’, Smith stars as ‘Neville’, the last uninfected human being alive in a near–future New York City after the world is attacked by a plague that transforms humans into vampires. I don’t blame you if you’re not excited by that short synopsis, but the movie is based on a novella by the same name published in 1954 by science fiction writer Richard Matheson. This is the third treatment of Matheson’s book, first filmed as ‘The Last Man on Earth’ in 1964 with Vincent Price, and then a second time in 1971 as ‘The Omega Man’, starring Charlton Heston. Helming this latest adaptation, Francis Lawrence is probably most known for directing the Keanu Reeves vehicle ‘Constantine’ in 2005. Warner Bros. just released a trailer for the film in quicktime/HD format. Though its only two minutes long, the special effects of a deserted, run down New York look particularly realistic. This genre’s old hat for Smith who’s starred in several sci-fi and apocalyptic thrillers like ‘Independence Day’, ‘Men in Black’, and ‘I, Robot’. We’ve all been fooled by trailers before, but this did it’s job of getting my attention. Check out the trailer for ‘I Am Legend’ here.