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Will Smith Talks I Am Legend PREQUEL December 8, 2008 12:52 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in I am Legend, I Am Legend Prequel, Movies, News.

iamlegend-120808There has been a lot of speculation on the internet over the past several weeks pertaining to whether or not the next I Am Legend film would be a prequel or a sequel.  At Comic-Con this past summer, director Francis Lawrence confirmed that they were working on a prequel, but then rumors started coming out about how it would actually be a sequel.  The way I Am Legend, a sequel seemed highly unlikely, but now we finally can lay all the rumors to rest.  During a press junket for Will Smith’s upcoming film Seven Pounds, Collider talked with Smith, who revealed that the film will be a prequel, and focus on the fall of the last cities: Manhattan and D.C.:

“We’re still trying to work through a couple of bumps in the story,” said Smith. “It’s essentially the fall of the last city – the last stand of Manhattan. The movie would be… within the body of the movie D.C. and then Manhattan would fall as the last city. It’s a really cool idea trying to figure it out… there’s a reason why we have to take a small band and we have to get into D.C. So we have to make our way from New York to D.C. and then back to New York.”



1. leftoverkumquats - December 8, 2008 1:50 am

I’d love to see this movie. I am Legend pleads for a prequel. The movie did a shoddy job of explaining the events that led up to the virus.

I only hope that the prequel doesn’t turn into a 2 hour extension purely of the flashbacks we saw Smith have about leaving his family. I hope it delves more into the virus itself.

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