Will Smith and Michael B Jordan are sharing the screen for the first time for the sequel to I Am Legend. Both are also producing the post-apocalyptic action thriller film for Warner Bros.
The original screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will return to pen the sequel and also will produce. Outside of that, there aren’t any other details known about the project.
Jordan and Elizabeth Raposo are producing via their Outlier Society banner. Smith and Westbrook Studios Co-President, Head of Motion Pictures, Jon Mone will produce the project with Ryan Shimazaki overseeing on behalf of Westbrook Studios. James Lassiter will serve as EP. Goldsman and Greg Lessans will also produce via Weed Road Pictures.
The original I Am Legend was released in 2007 and was loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson.
It starred Will Smith as US Army virologist Robert Neville. It is set in New York City after a virus, which was originally created to cure cancer, has wiped out most of mankind, leaving Neville as the last human in New York, other than nocturnal mutants. Neville is immune to the virus, and he works to develop a cure while defending himself against the hostile mutants.
Francis Lawrence directed the project which took in $256.4M stateside and $585.4M worldwide.
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