The Omega Man
The Omega Man (stylized as The Ωmega Man) is a 1971 American postapocalyptic action film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Charlton Heston as a survivor of a global pandemic. It was written by John William Corrington and Joyce Corrington, based on the 1954 novel I Am Legend by American writer Richard Matheson. The film's producer, Walter Seltzer, went on to work with Heston again in the dystopian science-fiction film Soylent Green in 1973.
In March 1975, a Sino-Soviet border conflict escalates into full-scale war in which biological warfare destroys most of the human race. U.S. Army Col. Robert Neville, M.D., is a scientist based in Los Angeles. As he begins to succumb to the plague, he injects himself with an experimental vaccine, rendering him immune.
|author||John William Corrington Joyce Hooper Corrington Richard Matheson William Peter Blatty|
|editor||William H. Ziegler|
|genre||action horror saga science fiction thriller|
|keywords||albinism albino apartment building basement garage betray biological warfare build burned at the stake clothe create cult department store dodger stadium even fortification fortify help heresy hunt kill los angeles civic center medical student morning mutant out of fuel pandemic plague rescue serum show trial sino-soviet border conflict struggle summary trial|
|theme||disaster post-apocalyptic science fiction action science fiction horror science fiction thriller solitude survival the future|