PIVMAN (was almost) Legend
About a year ago my previous company, CoreStreet, was approached by the makers of "I Am Legend". They wanted a PIVMAN handheld to potentially use as a prop in the movie. We lent them the equipment, but never heard whether or not PIVMAN actually made it in to the shoot and survived the editing process.
I went to see the movie on opening night with a few west-coast CoreStreet expatriates and the goal of cheering wildly for our favorite inanimate prop. (I was going to make a Will Smith joke here, but it wouldn't make sense as he's quite convincingly emotive.) Unfortunately, PIVMAN was replaced by some kind of large, hand-held computer that pretended to be a virus-detecting eyeball scanner.
It's a good thing PIVMAN was cut, since the plot called for the replacement scanner to fail in a particularly embarrassing way while sorting out zombies from humans and I'm not sure I would have wanted to be associated with that sort of thing.
For those of you now hankering for some PIVMAN action, the original comic book (for which I get co-author credits, w00t!) is still a good read as far as corporate marketing brochures go. Maybe the next issue will have zombies.
December 16, 2007 | Permalink
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