I Am Legend 2, the sequel to the 2007 post-apocalyptic movie starring Will Smith, is transferring forward at Warner Bros. Akiva Goldsman, who heads up manufacturing firm Weed Road, instructed Deadline that the sequel is impressed by HBO’s The Last of Us and picks up “a few decades” after the primary film. As confirmed beforehand, Smith will return alongside Michael B. Jordan.
“I’m obsessed with The Last of Us, where we see the world just post-apocalypse but also after a 20-30-year lapse. You see how the earth reclaims the world, and there’s something beautiful in the question of, as man steps away from being the primary tenant, what happens?” Goldsman stated. “That will be especially visual in New York. I don’t know if they’ll climb up to the Empire State Building, but the possibilities are endless.”
I Am Legend 2 may even take inspiration from the Richard Matheson ebook. While the theatrical ending of I Am Legend noticed Smith’s character sacrifice himself for the higher good, I Am Legend 2 picks up the plot from the alternate ending during which Smith survives.
“What Matheson was talking about was that man’s time on the planet as the dominant species had come to an end. That’s a really interesting thing we’re going to get to explore. There will be a little more fidelity to the original text,” Goldsman stated.
2007’s I Am Legend earned greater than $585 million on the field workplace. Similar to the film Contagion, I Am Legend picked up steam firstly of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 because of its story a couple of world catastrophe.
It’s nonetheless early days for I Am Legend 2, as there isn’t a phrase but on who will direct, who will seem past Smith and Jordan, or when the movie might start capturing. The authentic movie was directed by Francis Lawrence, who can be directing the upcoming BioShock film and the Hunger Games prequel.