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Matt McGloin

WB Moving Ahead with I Am Legend 2; Not A Prequel


703 Not sure how this one is going to work, but Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is moving ahead with another I Am Legend movie, and that they want Will Smith to reprise his role as scientist, Robert Neville.

As viewers of the first will recall, Neville died in an explosion at the film's conclusion.

Previously, there has been mention of a prequel to the 2007 movie that grossed over $580 million worldwide, but Deadline states this isn't going to be the case. 

Arash Amel is being brought on as the writer, and it's said Smith is waiting on the script to commit. 

There may be one possible "out," as I Am Legend did have an alternate ending where Neville survived.

I Am Legend saw a cure for cancer go wrong and wipe out the population of the Earth. Neville is the last man standing in a destitute NYC that is overwrought with the infected "Darkseekers." The film follows Smith as he attempts to discover a cure, ward of the infected and deal with being alone.