Skip to comments.Warner Bros Plans More ‘I Am Legend’ With Will Smith
Posted on 02/17/2012 11:41:13 AM PST by C19fan
Warner Bros has closed deals with Akiva Goldsman and Overbrook Entertainment to do another installment of I Am Legend, the 2007 hit film. 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. But clearly Warner Bros sees more room to roam on a film that grossed $584 million worldwide. The original film is based on the novel by Richard Matheson.
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I haven’t seen this movie, but it sounds exactly like Charlton Heston’s “Omega Man.” Is there any connection?
I took a lady who didn’t like horror flicks to the first one. Thought is was a fantasy movie, not horror. I wonder what happened to her?
Wasn’t Robert Neville killed at the end of “I Am Legend”?
I’ve been told the book is different than the movie and much better. Can’t say for certain. The movie was enjoyable but nothing special.
Only a 100% connection. I Am Legend is the remake.
Yes, they're both based on the book "I Am Legend" by Richard Matherson. Will Smith's film is actually the third adaptation of the novel, the first was a black & white film called "The Last Man on Earth", starring Vincent Price as Nevile. The Will Smith film borrows heavily from the Heston film, except the mutants is the Heston film are still intelligent people you can converse with, instead of mindless screeching CGI monsters. The Heston film was much better than the remake, IMO. But even by using the word "remake", I'm sure someone on here will object and claim it's not a remake.
I thought the movie was much better. The book started out good and got worse and worse and the ending really sucked.
Hi character was suppoed to be dead, right? Even though it happened “off screen”.
I thought ‘I Am Legend’ sucked because the zombies/mutants could climb up walls at super speed. How the hell do they do that? What kind of disease/mutation lets you do that? Its just kopy kat effects from dozens of other horror/vampire movies. Leave the stupid effects behind and teach screenwriters how to tell a story.
Yep, just a modern version.
I'd really like to see a real life super hero do battle with that mutated mob in DC, especially those in the imperial palace known as the whitey hut and dining on wagyu steak!
Agreed, I didn’t care for the movie much, the characters didn’t make me care for them, and the movie seems to be pointless.
Yes. So in typical Hollywood fashion, he’ll be resurrected. Not sure how they’ll do that as he blows himself (and quite a few zombies) up with a grenade.
I know Will Smith died.
I really should read the other replies before posting.
Its a remake of “Omega Man” and its FANTASTIC! Probably my favorite movie of that year. It has many God references and the final shot is of a church and an American flag. Rent it or buy it, you won’t regret it.
Will Smith needs special effects - lots of them. Without special effects, his movies usually bomb...he can’t act.
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