Such as a neat nod to Charlton Heston's end of the world golden oldie, The Omega Man, when we see Ewan McGregor go through the silent streets of Glasgow that have turned into a wilderness with abandoned cars and buses and debris.
What does TOM stand for?
TOM stands for The Omega Man (movie)
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Richard Matheson's story, previously filmed as The Omega Man, was due to be interpreted by Ridley Scott at one point, with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead.
20pm) Second World War drama, with Burgess Meredith 1945 **** The Omega Man (Channel 5, 12.
20pm THIS is a modern updating of the classic Charlton Heston apocalypse thriller The Omega Man, and it is a bit of a cracker.
However, he also proved himself equally capable at playing modern characters in a 20th-century setting--or even in the future, as in his sci-fi classics Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, and The Omega Man.
This is the third screen adaptation of Richard Matheson's groundbreaking modern vampire novel, and it utilises even less of the source material than its predecessors The Last Man On Earth and The Omega Man, even going as far as to completely misunderstand the title.
If all this sounds familiar, it's because the movie is based on the 1954 novel by Richard Matheson and has been made twice before: 1964's The Last Man on Earth, with Vincent Price, and 1971's The Omega Man, with Charlton Heston.
BASED on Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, which inspired the films The Last Man On Earth and The Omega Man, I Am Legend is a post-apocalyptic thriller about the last remaining survivor of a terrible man-made catastrophe.