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Mary Shelley's Last Man in development

TheLastMan.jpgHere's an interesting story, for all those that didn't know Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) also wrote a book entitled The Last Man by Mary Shelley, a story that was years ahead of The Omega Man and The Last Man on Earth but has never made it to the big screen, until now.

The story from Movies Online explains the tale very well, here's a little snippet:

...about a 21st century pandemic that wipes out the entire population of the world, save one man, the last man on earth...The story begins in the former Soviet Union where looters scavenge through the remains of a remote bio-weapon laboratory in Siberia. They infect themselves with a super strain of small pox designed originally to destroy the West that quickly spreads from Europe into a pandemic that ravages the world.

This man soon learns how to survive and the infected gather in clans, slowly grouping together and forming a new step in evolution. These creatures band together and as the man fights them he becomes known as "The Devil".

...indie VFX company A.I.A. Productions owns the rights to the only existing screen adaptation of Mary Shelley's "The Last Man" novel, going into production next month in downtown Tucson, Arizona.

Mary Shelley's "The Last Man" is an effects heavy independent feature production to be directed by James Arnett (Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, Just Another Box.

It certainly sounds like the other movies that have, and are, following this Shelley tale. One might think that these films and their sources have found their inspiration from Shelley.



Tomorrow the producer will be doing their first test shoots and then will be sitting down with distributors. We should have more updates on this soon. This is a great premise and it is about time we had something creative on this front. Its Mad Max for a new generation of film goers.

It seems Mary Shelley was a very tallented woman, eclipsed by his Frankenstein. I didn´t know this book existed at all.

I have hoped for quite some time that this book would be made into a movie. Very happy it's happening finally!


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