In 2007, Will Smith starred in one of the most memorable post-apocalyptic movies in recent memory. Since then, many moviegoers have wondered what else there is to the story established in I Am Legend. As first reported by Deadline, fans will soon find out with the next chapter officially in the works starring recent SAG Award winner Will Smith returning.
In addition to Smith reprising his role in the upcoming sequel, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is also on board to star in the sequel. Smith and Jordan will also serve as the feature’s executive producers via their respective Westbrook Studios and Outlier Society production banners. Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the first film, is back to write the screenplay for the sequel with the search for a director ongoing.
Loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson, I Am Legend takes place in New York City after a virus created to cure cancer wipes out most of mankind. The story follows a survivor named Robert Neville, a former US Army virologist, as the last human in New York. However, joined by his trusty pet dog, Neville works to develop a cure. He must also defend himself against the hostile mutants affected by the virus.
Will Smith recently returned to his hip hop roots with a remix to Joyner Lucas’ tribute track “Will” as well as producing a reboot of his hit TV series in Peacock’s Bel-Air. Up next, Smith will star in a Planes, Trains, & Automobiles remake with Kevin Hart and lead the cast for Antoine Fuqua’s runaway slave thriller Emancipation. Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan continues to build his increasingly impressive résumé. After briefly appearing in 2021’s Space Jam: A New Legacy, Jordan will next star in and direct the highly anticipated Creed 3. The multihyphenate is also actively developing a Superman film for Warner Bros. focusing on Val Zod.
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