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Maybe it’s the old-school film fiend in me talking out loud, but I prefer traditional makeup effects over computer-generated images any day of the week. One of the biggest complaints I had about the Will Smith sci-fi actioner “I Am Legend” was the director’s decision to create the film’s “zombies” using CGI. They stuck out like a sore thumb, causing yours truly to bitch and moan at length to anyone who would listen. Special effects wizard Steve Johnson recently released a video which shows what the filmmakers originally had in mind for the picture’s monsters, and I must say I would have loved the film a lot more had they stuck to the original design. Would this have solved all of the movie’s problems? Of course not. But it would have been a hell of a lot creepier.
See for yourself by investigating the embedded video below.
via Slash Film