More than 15 years have passed since Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend It hit cinemas as a film directed by a director for the latest installments hunger Games Saga, Francis Lawrence. The idea of making a sequel has been around for several years now, and it’s finally coming to fruition.
However, the multiple projects the director and his team have awaiting, and an existing Hollywood writers’ strike may delay the film’s development. Fortunately, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has some good news for fans. Speaking with The Playlist, he confirmed that a sequel to the movie starring Will Smith is among his upcoming projects:
“My pens are broken, so there’s nothing for me to do. But, yeah, these are the next things I write when I’m allowed to write again. And I’ve already begun.” [I Am] Myth 2 When we started swiping, Francis [Lawrence]Keanu [Reeves], and I broke Constantine 2. I haven’t started writing yet. “
I Am Legend It has been adapted several times in addition to Lawrence’s film. In 1964, Vincent Price starred in The last man on earth, one of the most popular versions. Another movie icon, Charlton Heston also had the opportunity to star in one of the adaptations in 1971, titled The Omega Man. Finally, in 2007, the low-budget film production company The Global Asylum presented its version, titled I’m Omega. The franchise has also expanded into other media such as comics, with its own series.
Akiva is an expert in book adaptation and has worked on scripts for some famous films such as the customerAnd Practical magicAnd beautiful MindAnd I’m a robotAnd The Da Vinci CodeAnd many other things.
What will Legend 2 be like?
The first installment of I Am LegendLike the book, it tells the story of Robert Neville, the only survivor left in New York City after a zombie apocalypse has claimed millions of lives around the world.
Trying to survive in a house that he had to turn into a fortress to avoid being attacked, Robert searches for a cure to reverse the effects of the infection, and goes in search of test subjects for his experiments. But on one of his outings, something goes wrong, and he is saved by a woman and a girl.
In the movie’s famous ending, Robert sacrifices himself trying to save the rescuers, as zombies follow them to a shelter where there are supposed to be more survivors. However, since Smith will be returning for the sequel, it is assumed that the new story will follow an alternate ending to the I Am Legend Where the protagonist lives.
In addition to the Oscar-winning actor, the film will be shown creed star Michael B. Jordan, though details about his character are still under wraps. Details about the plot of the sequel are also a mystery, but it will be set years after the original film, possibly following Robert again and a new hero.