Deadline is reporting that Warner Brothers has closed deals with producer Akiva Goldsman and Overbrook Entertainment for another I Am Legend movie. Will Smith is expected to reprise his role as scientist Robert Nevelle and Arash Amel has been signed to write the script. Deadlinen reports that the film is not being called a prequel, but no plot details have been revealed:
Smith won’t commit until the script is ready and I haven’t heard yet where I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence stands on the whole thing.
Released in 2007, I Am Legend grossed $585.349M worldwide ($256.393M domestic / $328.956M foreign).