Light up the darkness. That’s exactly what Will Smith’s character, Dr. Robert Neville, did in the post-apocalyptic vampire/zombie drama, I am Legend. After the success of the 2007 film, Warner Brothers has finally decided to move forward with a sequel, and producers plan for the film to again follow Smith’s character around. Uh, did they not see how the first film ended?
Deadline reports that Warner Brothers has just closed deals with Akiva Goldsman and Overbrook Entertainment to produce another installment of I Am Legend. Arash Amel has also signed on to write the script.
The movie is not being called a prequel, which was the original rumor going around Hollywood over the past several years. The original film, based on Richard Matheson’s novel of the same name, grossed $584 million worldwide during it’s release, so it only makes sense for Warner Brothers to want to make a sequel. However, considering what happens to Smith’s character in the first film, it’s questionable how the movie will follow his character in a sequel.
There aren’t much details about the film in regards to storyline and cast, but I am eager to learn more. I really enjoyed the first film and I liked how it ended. I would like to see the film follow where it left off, exploring Anna and the colony she discovered, along with the antidote that Dr. Neville created for the virus.
Are you excited for an I Am Legend sequel?