Warner Bros. has set its eyes on an I Am Legend franchise, bringing in two of Hollywood’s top players to star in the film. Not only is Will Smith making a return to the sequel, but Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan is signed to star as well. This is the duo’s first big movie together as both producers and stars.
Deadline reports that Oscar winne Akiva Goldsman, who originally adapted the 1954 Richard Matheson novel for the 2007 film, will also return to pen the script to the follow-up. I Am Legend was initially directed by Francis Lawrence, where Smith played a virologist by the name of Rober Neville. He was stranded in New York City as the sole survivor of a man-made plague that transformed humans into bloodthirsty mutants. The film opened at the top of the box office raking in $77 million USD, later earning over $585 million USD globally.
The news comes amidst Smith’s Oscar recognition for King Richard and the launch of the new Bel-Air TV series. Jordan is also in the middle of production for his directorial debut for Creed III. There is no word on when the sequel to I Am Legend will release.
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