Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo
Boris Sagal (Director), John William Corrington (Screenplay), Joyce Hooper Corrington (Screenplay)
Release: Aug. 1st, 1971
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic.
Maybe it's time they remade The Omega Man (1971)? Do you think there needs to be a new version and which current star could take Charlton Heston's place in the new version?...
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The novel has spawned four notable films to date; among those films is 1964s The Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price (which has since become a classic forgotten horror gem), 1971s The Omega Man starring Charlton Heston, 2007s I Am Legend starring Will Smith (which is the most famous version of the bunch), and a direct to video flick entitled I Am Omega that was released around the same time as the 2007 film, obviously put out to garner money and build off the success of the 07 version .