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Warner Bros Plans More ‘I Am Legend’ With Will Smith
Deadline ^ | February 17, 2012 | Mike Fleming

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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1 posted on 02/17/2012 11:41:17 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan
"who was the last man on Earth doing battle with a mutated mob in New York City"

We've already got them.

They're called OWS...

2 posted on 02/17/2012 11:44:12 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: C19fan

I haven’t seen this movie, but it sounds exactly like Charlton Heston’s “Omega Man.” Is there any connection?


3 posted on 02/17/2012 11:44:26 AM PST by PGR88
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To: C19fan

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?


4 posted on 02/17/2012 11:44:37 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: C19fan

Wasn’t Robert Neville killed at the end of “I Am Legend”?


5 posted on 02/17/2012 11:44:52 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: DannyTN

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.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 11:45:46 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: PGR88

Only a 100% connection. I Am Legend is the remake.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 11:46:44 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: PGR88
>> I haven’t seen this movie, but it sounds exactly like Charlton Heston’s “Omega Man.” Is there any connection? <<

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.

8 posted on 02/17/2012 11:49:46 AM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: bigdirty

I thought the movie was much better. The book started out good and got worse and worse and the ending really sucked.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 11:56:38 AM PST by albionin
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To: C19fan

lol.

Hi character was suppoed to be dead, right? Even though it happened “off screen”.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 11:59:30 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: C19fan

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.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 12:00:20 PM PST by Funee Kat
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To: PGR88

Yep, just a modern version.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 12:00:36 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: C19fan
the last man on Earth doing battle with a mutated mob in New York City

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!

13 posted on 02/17/2012 12:02:23 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Funee Kat

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.


14 posted on 02/17/2012 12:03:58 PM PST by Scythian
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To: MeganC

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.


15 posted on 02/17/2012 12:08:40 PM PST by apoxonu
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To: MeganC

I know Will Smith died.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 12:09:29 PM PST by EEGator
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To: C19fan
Didn't his character die in the last movie? (I do realize there were ‘alternate’ endings)
17 posted on 02/17/2012 12:12:32 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

I really should read the other replies before posting.

8)


18 posted on 02/17/2012 12:14:37 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: PGR88

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.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 12:16:25 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Funee Kat

Will Smith needs special effects - lots of them. Without special effects, his movies usually bomb...he can’t act.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 12:22:58 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: C19fan

I hated the ending of “I am Legend”. If it is a prequil, I won’t watch it, but if they have it so that he somehow survived the explosion, then I am game.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 12:25:45 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: C19fan

22 posted on 02/17/2012 12:26:42 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Funee Kat
I can't believe we saw the same movie. You didn't appreciate the lesson of "well-meaning" scientists accidently wiping out humanity by mandating everyone take the cancer cure? Or the spiritual transformation of Smith's character? Or the triumph of a good man over the forces of evil? Or all the references to God and salvation? Or the final shot of the American flag and small country church in the "safe haven"?

All you can say is, "Zombies wouldn't do that"? Weird.

I LOVED this movie.

23 posted on 02/17/2012 12:26:43 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Funee Kat

Yeah I was a little put off at the super-speed zombie calorie monsters who only ate uninfected people yet lived for years.


24 posted on 02/17/2012 12:28:47 PM PST by Justa
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To: Cowboy Bob

.....”Without special effects, his movies usually bomb...he can’t act.”

Au contraire, his work in “Six degrees of Separation” is magnificent, with no effects.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 12:31:24 PM PST by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: DannyTN

Who cares what happened to her? Any woman who couldn’t appreciate the story of a military hero who worships the memory of his wife and saves the human race, isn’t worth a box of chocolates and a six-pack.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 12:31:57 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: C19fan

I am Legend was really good when it was all about Will Smith’s character, his isolation, the friendship with him and his dog, the mutants. Then this French woman shows up with her kid and it all goes to hell.


27 posted on 02/17/2012 12:43:13 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: PGR88

It’s a remake of Omega Man with some updates. It’s the same story, basically, from end to end.


28 posted on 02/17/2012 1:05:24 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: PGR88

It’s a remake of Omega Man with some updates. It’s the same story, basically, from end to end.

In fact, the two movies have more in common than Tom Clancy’s book “Sum of all Fears” has with the movie of the same name that was based on the book.


29 posted on 02/17/2012 1:06:19 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: C19fan
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.

IOW, Hollywierd is out of ideas and imagination, so they keep re-hashing the same things, over and over and over and over and . . . . . .

30 posted on 02/17/2012 1:16:11 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: PGR88
Is there any connection?

Legend was the re-make.

31 posted on 02/17/2012 1:17:13 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Deb
... with Will Smith.

How can that be? He's dead. How would you write that into a new movie?


32 posted on 02/17/2012 1:21:00 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Deb
Any woman who couldn’t appreciate the story of a military hero who worships the memory of his wife and saves the human race, isn’t worth a box of chocolates and a six-pack.


That's the fact, Jack! I mean Debs.

33 posted on 02/17/2012 1:25:47 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Well, now that more than a few posts have spoiled the ending, it’s safe to say that there is a much better alternate ending where Neville does survive.

I thought the movie was a great stand-alone flick next to the other adaptations and book.

Sure, the bad guys are CGI and wicked fast, but the story is less about the creature and more about Neville’s fight to stay sane against what seems to him to be a hopeless fight. There is also a deeply spiritual theme in finding God when there seems to be no evidence of his working hand.

I enjoyed the flick then and still watch both versions to this day. There will always be haters....that’s life.


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35 posted on 02/17/2012 1:33:59 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: BillyBoy; PGR88
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 think there are actually 4 versions. The SyFy channel, back when it was Sci-Fi did a two evening mini-series on it staring Marc Dacascos called "I Am Omega".

Oooops, I doubled checked, looks like it was a straight to video thing.

I Am Omega

36 posted on 02/17/2012 1:37:44 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Servant of the Cross
Oh, please. There was an explosion. Did we see pieces of him anywhere?

Will Smith is an A-lister and therefore...indestructible. Just shoot an additional scene showing him slipping out of the room behind the woman and her son, but knocked unconscious or show him being blown free or being miraculously shielded from the explosion by his metal desk. Harrison Ford was shielded from an atom bomb inside a refrigerator.

Piece a cake.

37 posted on 02/17/2012 1:40:24 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
Probably my favorite movie of that year.

It was mine too. Generally I don't watch a move more than once but since I have a copy of this one, I've watched it several times.........I sure wish the dog would have lived tho

38 posted on 02/17/2012 1:43:42 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Deb

Wow. I knew you would know how. Screen writers are simply amazing ....

39 posted on 02/17/2012 1:45:17 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

But, nevermind all that, this is a “prequel” so it will take place before the “I Am Legend” story.


40 posted on 02/17/2012 1:46:26 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: MeganC

This is a “prequel”.


41 posted on 02/17/2012 1:47:26 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: GeronL

This is a “prequel”.


42 posted on 02/17/2012 1:48:45 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
Probably my favorite movie of that year.

It was mine too. Generally I don't watch a move more than once but since I have a copy of this one, I've watched it several times.........I sure wish the dog would have lived tho

43 posted on 02/17/2012 1:50:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Hot Tabasco

OMG! The dog! Heartbreak. Pain. Sorrow. Fortunately, the dog-actor walked the red carpet at the premiere, so I could then watch the movie 20 more times without sobbing like a three-year old.


44 posted on 02/17/2012 1:55:12 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: BillyBoy

I like to take a Saturday afternoon and bang through all three. The all have their strengths and weaknesses. Smith probably did the best job in the lonely and depressed part. The Omega Man mutants were the most entertaining. Vincent Price had the best ending meltdown.


45 posted on 02/17/2012 1:55:37 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Deb

lol. Will he look younger?


46 posted on 02/17/2012 2:00:13 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cowboy Bob
his movies usually bomb...

Men in Black: $587,790,539.00 in worldwide sales

Men in Black II: $441,767,803.00 in worldwide sales

Total gross sales: $1,029,558,342.00

As for I Am Legend, it grossed over $585 million dollars in 2007 and has now sold over 7 million DVD's, hardly an indication that his movies are bombs.....

47 posted on 02/17/2012 2:09:05 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: GeronL

Black don’t crack.


48 posted on 02/17/2012 2:09:05 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Clemenza

Try to contain your excitement.


49 posted on 02/17/2012 2:37:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: MeganC

There is an alternate ending in which Neville survives. I have the blu-ray with that ending in my collection. The ending of the movie lends itself to a sequel.


50 posted on 02/17/2012 4:00:08 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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