Alternate ‘I Am Legend’ Movie Ending Leaked Online
Say what you will about the film I am Legend. You’re either a huge fan of the Richard Matheson novella and you hated the movie or you love Will Smith and he can do no wrong — or maybe, like me, you’re somewhere in the middle. I’ve always loved the Matheson story and I also liked the movie. Well, at least until the third act and the ending, which didn’t work for me at all.
Well, once again, thanks to the power of the Internets (via SlashFilm), we can now experience an alternative ending for the film not shown in theaters. This ending, certainly a more upbeat one, was most-likely shown during its original test screenings before release. It probably didin’t test well with audiences, for whatever reason, so the ending shown in theaters was used instead.
If you haven’t seen the film already, you might not want to watch this as it will certainly contain spoilers. If you have seen the movie and were let down by the third act as I was, then this ending might be the one you were hoping for all along.
Either way, enjoy.
UPDATE: It looks like this one is being taken down faster than anyone can post it. We’ll try to find a more stable version of the video, but in the meantime I’ve provided a quick synopsis of what was in the video in the comments thread for this article. – RM
UPDATE: Looks like some enterprising person has posted the ending here. Get it while its hot.