Podcast: I Am Legend (2007) and There’s Something About Mary (1998)

I Am Legend
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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two big hit movies – but both of them took at least a decade to make it to the screen.

In the case of I Am Legend, the latest take on the story was all ready to go in 1997 with Ridley Scott directing and Arnold Schwarzenegger starring: but not everything went to plan there. And there’d be other attempts that failed before we got the version we got.

There’s Something About Mary didn’t start out as the raunchy comedy it became – but after five years sitting still in development hell, a Writers Guild Of America rule change suddenly worked to its favour.

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