Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable... and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City... and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by "the Infected"—victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time."Mankind's last, best hope." A plague that has mutated humanity beyond recognition. A way to reverse the effects of the virus using blood. Sheesh. This film's got the potential to be a goldmine of God-talk.
But that may all depend on which way the film's ending goes. The film is an adaptation of a novel by the same name, from which the classic Charlton Hesston flick Omega Man was adapted. According to Wikipedia's site on the film, it seems like Smith's film may be closer to the Omega Man than the novel. The novel has a rather pessimistic ending whereas Omega Man, while also dystopian, does end with hope. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.