‘I Am Legend’ Screenwriter Debunks Vaccine Conspiracy Involving Film Once And For All
A COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theory involving the Will Smith sci-fi movie “I Am Legend” was firmly shut down by one of the 2007 film’s screenwriters on Monday.
Akiva Goldsman responded to anti-vaccine misinformation that cites the fictional feature starring Smith as evidence for not receiving the shots. In the movie, a genetically reprogrammed virus ― not a vaccine ― turns people into vampires.
“Oh. My. God. It’s a movie,” tweeted Goldsman, whose script with Mark Protosevich was based on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel of the same name.
“I made that up. It’s. Not. Real,” he added.
Oh. My. God. It’s a movie. I made that up. It’s. Not. Real.
— Akiva Goldsman (@AkivaGoldsman) August 9, 2021
Turning into a vampire is not among them.