We had earlier reported that actors Will Smith and Michael B Jordan are set to star in and produce a sequel to Smith’s 2007 movie I Am Legend. Now, Smith has revealed that the venture is within the remaining phases of scripting.
According to Variety, the upcoming sequel relies on the alternate ending used within the 2007 post-apocalyptic sci-fi film’s DVD launch, slightly than its theatrical model, through which Smith’s character dies.
“I have a call with Michael B. Jordan tomorrow. We’re really close, the script just came in,” Smith mentioned on the third version of the Red Sea Film Festival.
“You have to be a real I Am Legend buff to know this, but in the first, theatrical version, my character dies, but on the DVD there was an alternate version of the ending where my character lived. We are going with the mythology of the DVD version. I can’t tell you anything more, but Michael B. Jordan is in,” he added.
Oscar-winning author Akiva Goldsman, who tailored Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel for the unique 2007 film, is on board to pen the follow-up as effectively.
Goldsman may even function a producer on the venture alongside Jordan and Elizabeth Raposo of Outlier Society, Smith and Westbrook Studios co-president/head of movement photos Jon Mone.
I Am Legend, that includes Smith in an nearly abandoned post-apocalyptic New York City amid zombies, earned USD 585.4 million worldwide.