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I AM LEGEND: Sequel Moving Forward, WiIl Smith a Possibility

WiIl Smith, I Am Legend

I Am Legend Sequel moving forward. A I Am Legend sequel, prequel has always been a question in horror, vampire lovers minds. The 2007 apocalyptic film was a box office hit, grossing more than $584 Million worldwide.

Regarding the I Am Legend sequel:

Warner Bros has closed deals with Akiva Goldsman and Overbrook Entertainment to do another installment of I Am Legend…The intention is for Will Smith to reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville, who was the last man on Earth doing battle with a mutated mob in New York City after an apocalyptic man-made virus wiped out the population. A deal was made with Arash Amel to write the script. The film is not being called a prequel, which had been rumored for the past few years.

On Will Smith‘s potential involvement in the I Am Legend sequel/prequel film, “Smith won’t commit until the script is ready”.

And the lingering sequel question:

If it isn’t a prequel, how to get past Smith’s character’s demise at the first film’s end? These of course are semantics in the tentpole game.

Well said, the lead character’s death is semantics to tentpole films. They brought Whistler back in Blade II, why not Neville in I Am Legend II?

I personally thought I Am Legend was over-hyped dung, a waste of potential. My perspective was tainted because I had read the vastly superior story by Richard Matheson the film was based on before seeing the film. I wanted to see what isolation, the kind the character in the book experienced, would look like on the big screen but that was not to be. They also never showed what Neville becomes in the film. A shade of it was shown in the I Am Legend‘s alternate ending scene but only for the briefest of glimpses before being snatched away. In addition, you had to know what you were looking at.

What did you think of I Am Legend? Are you looking forward to a sequel?

Source: Deadline, Bloodydisgusting


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