‘I am Legend’ will have a sequel starring Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan

The 2007 film follows a scientist who continues to work on a cure, while spending his days in post-apocalyptic New York City. (Warner Bros.)

15 years after the first I’m a legend, the story of scientist Robert Neville in the midst of the apocalypse will have a sequel. Speculation about the interest of Warner Bros. the revival of this cinematic production has started to spread more strongly this year, and only now it is confirmed that there will be a sequel which will bring back to Will Smith in the role and will add to Michael B Jordan (believe and Black Panther) in the cast.

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The information passed through deadline in a report that revealed the development of a second part, although there are not too many details yet. Smith will reprise his role and share the lead role with Jordan, whose role in the fiction has yet to be revealed. It’s unclear who will lead the direction of this project, but Akiva Goldsman – one of the original film’s screenwriters – will return to this universe to pen the new screenplay.

Will Smith, 53, will reprise his lead role as Robert Neville.  (REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci)
Will Smith, 53, will reprise his lead role as Robert Neville. (REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci)

It’s not the first time that there has been talk of a sequel to the hit post-apocalyptic thriller, indeed, in 2012 an attempt was made to film one, but it ended up being scrapped and l idea has sunk under the dust for years. On the 15th anniversary of its theatrical release, hopes have been rekindled to reunite with the fictional characters who thrilled audiences with their big-screen debut over a decade ago.

At this time there is no certainty that the original cast will return, but the production is expected to also include the names of Alice Bragawho gave birth to Anna, and charlie tahan (Ethan in fiction). The other stars who made up the team in front of the cameras were Sally Richardsonas Zoe Neville, and the daughter of Will Smithcurrently known as singer Willow, as well as her daughter, Marley, in the story.

Michael B. Jordan, known for
Michael B. Jordan, known for “Creed” and “Black Panther”, will be part of the main cast. (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon)

With only a budget of $150 million, I’m a legend managed to collect more than 586 million at the worldwide box office. The huge figure made it a smash hit for Warner Bros. and also the best-known film version of Richard Matheson’s novel of the same name.

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Published in 1954, Matheson’s novel, which explored the literary genres of horror, suspense and science fiction, focused on the post-apocalyptic city of Los Angeles between 1976 and 1979. The protagonist is the only survivor who managed to stay safe after a pandemic caused by bacteriological warfare, which ended the life of all the inhabitants of the Earth and turned them into infected or vampires (two types of carriers of the bacterium ).

“I Am Legend” has become a classic in the genre of post-apocalyptic and zombie stories. (Warner Bros.)

The film I’m a legend he changed various original aspects of the text and put them, for starters, in New York in the near future. “Year 2012. Robert Neville is a brilliant scientist, who however was unable to prevent the spread of an incurable man-made virus. Neville, inexplicably immune to contagion, is the last human survivor of New York and, perhaps, the world. But Neville is not completely alone. Mutant plague victims lurk in the shadows, watching the scientist’s every move and waiting for him to make a fatal mistake to drink his blood”, he details in his synopsis.

The sequel with Will Smith and Michael B Jordan It’s in a very early stage of development, so it’s still unclear in what approximate year it will hit screens.

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