CATEGORIES Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Warner Brothers, RumorMonger, Scripts, Remakes and Sequels, CinematicalJust so we're clear: I liked I Am Legend. I thought Will Smith did a great job of carrying what was (to be honest) a fairly mediocre film. But c'mon, was there really anything left to say? Warner Brothers is convinced that there is, and have even managed to bring back Smith and director Francis Lawrence for what we all thought was going to be a prequel. However, a tipster for AICN (who goes by the name of Westwood9) has dropped a few crumbs about the project, and if you thought the idea of a prequel was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet.
According to AICN's tipster, "Smith is actually the one who developed the initial story. It took place several years before the original film and there were still pockets of survivors and the story centered around Smith interacting, bonding, and ultimately failing to save them." Not bad, right? Well, don't get too attached, because according to AICN, the studio wasn't biting (get it?) and, instead, scrapped the prequel in favor of a sequel. That's right, an honest to goodness sequel. Supposedly Smith and screenwriter D. B. Weiss weren't going to go for it either, but have since come around to the idea.
When the project was first announced back in September, I think most of us had just assumed that the only way to make another film was to make a prequel. *Spoiler Alert* After all, didn't the good doctor blow up at the end of the film? (There were of course those alternate endings, but we probably shouldn't count those). If WB does go ahead with a sequel, do you think it will open up a whole new world of possibilities about what happened to Smith's character at the end of the first film? Or, will it just confirm that the whole idea is just a cash-grab from the word go.
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