Sunday, December 7, 2008

I am Legend (2007) revisited

From Men in suits to "Men in Black (1997)" star Will Smith, who first rose to fame as the rapper "Fresh Prince" in the '80s followed by the television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".

After the huge success of "Independence Day (1996)" as CPT Steve Hiller and "Men in Black" as Agent J, Will Smith became a bankable movie star and went on to make more box office hits, including "Bad Boys II". Interestingly, Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in "The Matrix" in favor of "Wild Wild West".

In "I am Legend (2007)" (previously posted here but decided to change his top which was way too light in color), Will Smith plays US Army virologist Lieutenant Colonel Robert Neville, possibly the last healthy human in New York City and the entire world in 2012 after the outbreak of a lethal virus in December 2009 wiped out 90% of the planet's human population, with 9% of the survivors having degenerated into a primal state of aggression and began to react painfully to UV radiation, forcing them to hide in buildings and other dark places during the day. Less than 1% remained completely immune to the virus, but were hunted and killed by the infected or committed suicide due to their isolation.

Neville has his pet dog, Samantha (Sam) for company, along with mannequins he has set up as patrons of a video store, and recordings of old news and entertainment broadcasts.

Robert Neville (Will Smith) uses a semi-automatic Colt AR-15 model that loosely resembles an M4A1. His AR is also equipped with an ACOG (TA31 Series) sight attachment throughout the movie. The M4 Carbine has a distinctive 'step down' in the barrel to allow for mounting of the M203 grenade launcher.


Rockaholic said...

will smith head sculpt r quite funny.. hihi.. which company released tis 1/6??
U RAWKKK too.. :)

alex teo said...

hi rawkkkaholic, will smith has big funny ears and he does look quite funny without even cracking a joke but he's still able to act serious like in "Pursuit of Happyness" and "Muhammed Ali". head sculpt is from Hot Toys F16 fighter pilot but outfit kitbash from my stash, Sam is from Hasbro GI Joe Bomb Squad. thanks for looking :)

Anonymous said...

That actually looks good. You have the dog too!!! How is it that you just so happen to have all this stuff to do your custom figures.....!!!???!!! Damn.. When it comes to 1/6, you're the man!

alex teo said...

Hi imranbecks, thanks for the compliments :) i've been collecting 1/6 figures since 1996 and have stashed aside quite a bit of loose stuff here and there, ready to kitbash some custom figures.