Akiva Goldsman is out promoting his directorial feature Winter's Tale, which is in theaters this week just in time for Valentine's Day, and he was happy to share some of his failed script ideas for I Am Legend 2 with io9.
Here, he explains how they wrote both a prequel, which involves the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and a sequel. He also mentions a Dark Seeker Elephant, which sounds pretty cool.
Then we did a sequel, that started with Neville again - and you realized that he was cloned. We've tried every which way. In fact if you're available you could be in the next movie. It will never happen but we really enjoyed trying to make it happen.
There were scripts. We really tried."
I Am Legend opened number one at the box office December 14, pulling in $77 million before going onto make $256.3 million domestically and $585 million worldwide. You can understand why the studio would be so desperate for a sequel. Since I Am Legend 2 won't happen, we're almost all but guaranteed we'll get a reboot sometime in the very near future. Who do you want to see replace Will Smith? Jaden Smith? Danny McBride? A combination of the two?
I Am Legend was released December 14th, 2007 and stars Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith, Darrell Foster, April Grace, Dash Mihok. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.
I Am Legend 2 is in development .