Aug 11, 2021
By Andy Johnson
The screenwriter who penned the hit sci-fi movie “I Am Legend” has actually had to come out and remind people the movie is just a movie. It’s not real.
The 2007 film starred Will Smith and is about a failed attempt to genetically re-engineer measles to cure cancer that winds up killing 99% of the world’s population. Those who survive the infection turn into mutant vampire-like creatures.
Claims that something similar would happen to people receiving COVID-19 vaccines have been circulating on social media. One meme claims the film was actually set in 2021, which would coincide with the pandemic and the global vaccination rollout. The film was actually set in 2012.
59-year old Akiva Goldsman, who co-wrote the screenplay has tweeted, “Oh. My. God. It’s a movie. I made that up. It’s. Not. Real.”