'I Am Legend' Prequel to Be a Sequel After All?

Some interesting developments come forward in this Will Smith follow-up.

We reported two months ago that Warner Bros. was moving forward with a prequel to last year's hit film, I Am Legend. Now it seems that I Am Legend 2 might indeed be a sequel after all... somehow. Ain't It Cool News recently had a scooper email them about the new film, indicating that it might be a sequel after all...

Let's start at the beginning. Smith is actually the one who developed the initial story. It took place several years before the original film and there were still pockets of survivors and the story centered around Smith interacting, bonding, and ultimately failing to save them. For months this was the story. Warner's didn't much care for it and Smith and Weiss eventually came on board and all parties agreed to change things up. Well this change is pretty insane, the film is no longer a prequel, it's a f*&^ing sequel!

The site also said that they had never interacted with this scooper before, so this news should be "consumed with a grain of salt." Of course, the studio hasn't commented on the development of I Am Legend 2 and the news is fairly tricky since Will Smith didn't exactly make it out of the first film unscathed...

We'll certainly keep you posted on any developments concerning I Am Legend 2.

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 .



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  1. coolactor159

    Yeah its gonna suck without Will in it!

    6 years agoby @coolactor159Flag

  2. the Narrator

    Glorious Dead, isn't I AM GAY LEGEND II your real name?

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. obeypris

    I like Will Smiths Idea it has the chance to top the first one its just to bad the suits won't let him do it that way. If I Am Legend II looks good I will see it but until then Im still going to be watching the first one.

    6 years agoby @obeyprisFlag

  4. Mr.Rated-R

    i loved i am legend but how r they gona make a part 2 if Smith aint gona b in it.... you just cant replace him

    6 years agoby @residentevilfanFlag

  5. T.Clark

    Wow, no wonder you thought it sucked, you have the thinkings of a high chimpanzee. "I Am Gay Legend II" Where'd ya pull that one out of, your boyfriend's ass?

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  6. glorious_dead

    the first one sucked so they can call this one I AM GAY LEGEND II

    6 years agoby @glorious-deadFlag

  7. Ethlenn

    Maybe they just make it as a Reincarnation movie, with motto that nobody dies unless stupidity of some people (writers?, producers?)dies... I don't know, it's not worth bothering even.

    6 years agoby @ethlennFlag

  8. Moviemaster75

    if itz a sequal itz like going to be like High School, WTF? (maybe) (but High School Musical movies are gay)

    if itz a prequal then god speed gentleman

    6 years agoby @moviemaster75Flag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    Prequel to Be a Sequel ...I;m confused!!!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. XJWS79

    No just No! At first I was keen on the idea but not so much now, don't really think there's a need for a prequel or sequel.

    6 years agoby @xjws79Flag

  11. JR

    make it a prequel and show smith with some survivors that all get killed by the end. thats the only way to do it. there cant be a sequel. and yes they were vampires just poorly done!

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  12. T.Clark

    You still got it wrong

    "i wonder thats that going to be like" ??

    You can't even correct your own spelling errors

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  13. coolactor159

    i wonder hats that going to be like

    6 years agoby @coolactor159Flag

  14. the Narrator

    Paul Greengrass is not directing. he's already been working on Bourne, and I don't think this is his type of movie. Nonetheless, its all a bunch of rubbish.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  15. Phatlightning

    vamp is right, read the book and you will find out that there vampires.. a sequel would be a terrible idea, not to mention the fact that that grenade pretty much ended everything.. prequel was the only thing that made sense, and that didn't make much god damn sense either.. leave the movie as a loner for f*cks sake

    I'm with you Swak, they left a lot out of the book that was good, which sucks.. also that whole "dark seeker love story" thing, that pretty much pissed me off, they don't have emotions so they can't feel love, sadness, anger, etc... I just wasn't a fan of the film's interpretation of the book.

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  16. T.Clark

    It's not confirmed and you can never take those things too seriously. They had a Superman vs. Batman script, too...YEAH, that's really on the fast track

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  17. Lock and Stock

    Paul greengras is going to direct I've read the treatment here....http://www.simplyscripts.com/scripts/IAmLegendIInTreatmentn.pdf

    6 years agoby @m-man360Flag

  18. T.Clark

    The creatures in the movie are called Dark Seekers

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  19. nitti21

    no thank you, there's no need for another film and i agree with SWAK, a good version of the book would be a better idea.

    6 years agoby @nitti21Flag

  20. WonderWomyn

    I agree with err. Unless movieweb puts up a video with Smith actually saying that it will be a sequel I'll consider this a rumor.

    I like his idea for the prequel.

    And honestly, I would like for another GOOD actor (since Smith already did one) to do a movie based on the book's version. Neville's Co-Worker, who was turned into a vampire & constantly coming to his house at night to call out his name, was my favorite part of the book.

    6 years agoby @wonderwomyn74Flag

  21. Structure (ONSTRA)

    I'll put myself on Vampire's Side, those were Vampires, Because if you still remember in the movie, when Will smith sets the trap for them, he uses blood not meat. so yeah they are vampires. well close enough.

    6 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  22. Writer220

    no you don't

    6 years agoby @writer220Flag

  23. Vamp

    I like how everyone deems it necessary to question me about the movie, when I really do know what I'm talking about when it comes to vampires.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  24. Lock and Stock

    agreed they don't count that's what you see.

    6 years agoby @m-man360Flag

  25. T.Clark

    YES, he did die. Alternate endings don't count.

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  26. LankStun

    im with err on this one

    you never can trust what you see on the internet anymore

    6 years agoby @lankstunFlag

  27. Tomp1210

    loved that movie, doesnt matter if the cgi was a little bit noticeable. almost made me cry when you know what, Will is an amazing actor, and after such a powerful performance, he is now one of my favorites. If they make a second one it should DEFINATELY be in imax, so much better for an emotinal film, because you dont get *ssholes talking ffs, and you can get so into it. I don't care how they do it, but Smith should return in my opinion

    6 years agoby @tomp1210Flag