I Am Legend became the second-biggest non-sequel of 2007 with $584 million worldwide, and ever since then there’s been a lot of rumours and speculation whether Warner Bros. would try to do some kind of prequel or sequel to it. Well it turns out they are.
Director Francis Lawrence spoke to ShockTillYouDrop at Comic Con International and he confirmed rumours that he is working on the sequel.
“Yes, yes, absolutely, we’re actually trying to crack that. We’re trying to figure out some ideas for it, but yes, it would be a prequel.” He did confirm that Will Smith, who’s done a couple of sequels in his career, would definitely be into doing more with the character.
“In the prequel, it’s slightly different because it’s earlier. We were three years later so we did a lot of research into the way nature would have sort of overtaken the city, with the cracks in the streets and the weeds, so if it’s just back earlier, it’ll be slightly different so the approach will be different. We’re not positive of the time of the year, because if you go in winter, you can do some entirely different kinds of things.”
I’m not too sure how I feel about this. I enjoyed I Am Legend and I feel it should stand alone as a single film. It is clear Warner Bros are doing this for the money and there is a chance a prequel could end up being worse than I Am Legend.
What do you think? Do you want Will Smith back? And most importantly, do you want all of our mannequin friends back?