Nearly a month ago Mania passed along word that I AM LEGEND was still being filmed/reshot by director Francis Lawrence. Well, Ryan Rotten at Shock Til You Drop asked the director the question that many news outlets were wondering when this hit the wires and for his part, he answered the question even if he wouldn't go into detail what finale scenes were reshot...
"I'm a huge fan of pick-ups and re-shoots," he tells us. "There's this misconception that it's always a bad thing and for me it's like saying a painter only has one shot at a brush stroke. That you can't erase and do it again." Due to this production's tremendous CGI grocery list of scenes in various stages of evolution (an estimated 800 shots, he says), "we weren't seeing fully-rendered shots until about a month ago. The movie starts to take on a whole other life. It's not only until later that you can judge a movie as a whole and go, 'Huh, maybe we should shoot this little piece in the middle, or tweak this a little bit.' It just so happened that our re-shoots revolved around the end of the movie."
I AM LEGEND hits IMAX and standard theaters December 14, 2007.