Will Smith And Michael B. Jordan On ‘I Am Legend’ Sequel
Smith, 53, and Jordan, 35, will co produce and star in the Warner Bros film. Jordan will produce under Outlier Society, with Smith producing under Westbrook Studios.
Smith confirmed the sequel news via Instagram, with an empty street that taps the nostalgia of the 2007 original film.
Co-writer of the original movie script, Akiva Goldsman who adapted the Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel for the original movie, will write the follow up and has also signed on as a producer, returning for the sequel. Francis Lawrence directed the original ‘I Am Legend’
No director has been named.
Smith and Jordan have grossed over $12.3 billion worldwide combined for their movies.
The first I Am Legend movie has garnered over $585 million worldwide.
‘I Am Legend’ featured Will as US Army virologist Robert Neville. Set in New York City after a virus, originally created to cure cancer, had wiped out most of mankind. Leaving Neville – who was immune to the virus – as the last human in New York. The movie featured him working to develop a cure while defending himself against the hostile mutants roaming the city.
The film was originally based on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel by the same name. I Am Legend saw Smith completely carry the film on his shoulders. Given that he didn’t have any other co-stars in it except a dog. More details about the sequel are to be announced. Including when it will begin production.
In the meantime, Will Smith has managed to bag a nomination in the Best Actor category for all major awards including Oscars 2022. Smith recently received his first SAG Award at the star-studded ceremony held last week. The actor will be competing at the Oscars for his performance in King Richard.