Hollywood star Will Smith has given an exciting update on the much-anticipated sequel to "I Am Legend," revealing that the script is in its final stages. The film will star Smith alongside Michael B. Jordan, and it will be based on the alternate ending of the original 2007 movie, rather than the theatrical version where Smith's character dies.
Smith is both starring in and producing "I Am Legend 2," alongside Jordan. He confirmed the news at the Red Sea Film Festival, saying, "I have a call with Michael B. Jordan tomorrow. We're really close, the script just came in." Smith also revealed that the sequel will follow the mythology of the DVD version of the original film, where his character survives.
The original "I Am Legend" had two endings: the theatrical version where Smith's character sacrifices himself, and the alternate DVD ending where he lives. The sequel will pick up from the latter, with Smith's character navigating a post-apocalyptic New York City alongside Jordan.
Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, who adapted Richard Matheson's 1954 novel for the original film, is also returning to pen the sequel. Goldsman is known for his work on films like "A Beautiful Mind" and "Cinderella."
The original "I Am Legend" was a major box office success, grossing over $585 million worldwide. It starred Smith as a lone survivor in a New York City overrun by zombies. The film was praised for its action sequences, visual effects, and Smith's performance.
With Smith and Jordan teaming up, and Goldsman back on board, expectations are high for "I Am Legend 2." Fans are eager to see how the story will continue and how Smith and Jordan will interact on screen.
While the script is nearing completion, a release date for "I Am Legend 2" has not yet been announced. However, with production expected to begin soon, fans can expect to see the film hit theaters sometime in 2024 or 2025.
Details about the plot of "I Am Legend 2" are still under wraps, but Smith has hinted that it will explore the themes of survival, hope, and humanity in a post-apocalyptic world. He has also said that the film will be "visually stunning" and "action-packed."
"I Am Legend 2" marks a new chapter for the beloved franchise. With a fresh take on the story, a talented cast and crew, and the promise of an epic adventure, the film is sure to captivate audiences around the world.
With filming expected to start soon, we can expect to hear more about "I Am Legend 2" in the coming months. Be sure to stay tuned for updates on the release date, casting news, and more!