Back in February, we reported that I Am Legend 2 is forging ahead at Warner Bros., with Arash Amel writing the screenplay. Will Smith recently spoke about the project, revealing he is not ready to commit to the sequel.
Will Smith is not working on I Am Legend 2
"Producers are working on it. I'm not actually working on it. If it's great, I'm into it. I don't want to be the sequel guy. I figure I've got about six or seven more years where I can run and jump a little bit and then I'm going butt and gut for the rest of my career. Butt and gut."
When asked if the actor would reconsider his position, he replied, "Probably not." Our report from February also revealed the star would not sign on until the screenplay is ready. This doesn't necessarily mean that he won't star in the sequel, but it's not a sure thing that he will ever return as Robert Neville either.
There was a report back in December 2008 that this follow-up would be a prequel that takes place before the virus spreads throughout the world. Our story from February revealed this will not be a prequel, though, so it isn't immediately clear how they plan to keep Robert Neville in the story, given what happens at the end of I Am Legend.
I Am Legend 2 is in development .