I Am Legend sequel
Hollywood, who can figure them? They moan when they lose money and we don't see their films, and then they go and plan sequels before the first film has even come out. Not only that but the film in question has been in development for some ten years.
I Am Legend seems to be heading for a sequel just on the strength of what everyone behind the scenes has created and seen. Let the audience have a chance!
According to the L.A. Times through Latino Review, Mark Protosevich has already pitched his sequel idea to Warner Brothers. As yet though there is no word on whether Warner Brothers have accepted the idea, but then perhaps they are being a little sensible and waiting for audiences to see it!
Amazingly this film has been in development for some ten years, yes it is unbelievable, but it has gone through so many different versions and people and was continually turned around. Ridley Scott, Arnold Schwarzenegger were first on board in 1997, but that stalled and the project moved back and forth in spurts until this version from Francis Lawrence with Will Smith. Amazingly Mark Protosevich has been hired four times to rewrite the script.
Now the 1954 story from Richard Matheson, which has seen a few film versions in its time, will have Will Smith as the lone survivor of a world devastated by a strange plague. The people aren't dead though, not exactly.
Still, I'd like to see the first film before we think about a sequel, and I'm sure the studio would like to see how it goes too.