UPDATE: Speaking at an in-conversation session at Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, Will Smith confirmed his involvement with I Am Legend 2.
”I have a call with Michael B. Jordan tomorrow. The script just came in… I’m probably giving away too much information. We’re going with the mythology of the DVD version where my character lived. I can’t tell you any more but Michael B. Jordan is in and we’re doing it,” said Smith.
SOURCE: Screen Daily
A sequel that is long overdue, the next chapter of 2007’s I Am Legend is finally in development. Original leading man Will Smith (King Richard) is set to return to produce and star alongside Michael B. Jordan (Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse).
Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman, who adapted the Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel for the original 2007 movie, also is returning to pen the script for the follow-up and produce as well.
No director has been announced and plot details are being kept under wraps.
Smith posted this image following reports of the sequel.
The original film follows Smith as Robert Neville, a brilliant scientist who is the lone survivor of a man-made plague that transforms humans into bloodthirsty mutants.