A follow-up to Warners' 2007 blockbuster I Am Legend had been on the cards before but now Deadline report that the studio has closed deals with original Producer Akiva Goldsman & Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment to make another movie. The original took home $150 million domestically & a massive $585.3 million worldwide. Screenwriter Arash Amel has also been hired to pen the script. The original film is based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Hit the jump for the details.
Deadline: "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."
There is no confirmation on how the movie would act within the franchise considering Smith's character demise in the original but signs are that it will not act as a prequel. Will Smith stated the idea on the table three years ago:
Smith: "It's essentially the fall of the last city – the last stand of Manhattan. The movie would be...within the body of the movie D.C. and then Manhattan would fall as the last city. It's a really cool idea trying to figure it out...there's a reason why we have to take a small band and we have to get into D.C. So we have to make our way from New York to D.C. and then back to New York."