What's the Difference between I Am Legend the Book and I Am Legend the Movie?

Science Fiction

I Am Legend

Released: 1954
Author: Richard Matheson

I Am Legend

Released: 2007
Director: Francis Lawrence
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Robert Neville
Robert Neville
Portrayed by: Will Smith
Virginia Neville
Zoe Neville
Portrayed by: Salli Richardson
Kathy Neville
Marley Neville
Portrayed by: Willow Smith
Anna Montez
Portrayed by: Alice Braga
I Am Legend Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The world is infected by vampires. The creatures are not vampires. They are cannibalistic zombies who have an aversion to light.
   Neville was bitten by a bat during his time in the army. He believes this led to his immunity to becoming a vampire. His immunity is not discusses.
   Neville discovers his dog after humanity has been wiped out; he spends weeks gaining his trust. The dog is named Sam, and is Neville's family dog.
   Neville encounters a woman named Ruth walking around in the daylight and tries to call out to her. Ruth is scared, and Neville has to subdue her before being able to convince her to trust him. Neville goes into a suicidal rage after Sam's death and tries to run over a multitude of infectees, but is saved by the intervention of Anna, who comes to live with him with her son.
   The story takes place in the suburbs of Los Angeles. The setting in New York City.
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