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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.
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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.”


Comic-Con 2008: Francis Lawrence Confirms “I Am Legend” Prequel July 26, 2008 8:16 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Comic-Con, Comic-Con 2008, I Am Legend Prequel, Movies, News.

I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence told ShockTillYouDrop at the San Diego Comic-Con that the rumor of a prequel to the hit Will Smith starring film is true: “Yes, yes, absolutely, we’re actually trying to crack that. We’re trying to figure out some ideas for it, but yes, it would be a prequel,” Lawrence said.  Lawrence also confirmed that Will Smith is interested in doing the prequel.