After fifteen years, the post-apocalyptic horror movie I am Legend is returning with a sequel, I Am Legend 2, featuring Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan.
Deadline has confirmed in an exclusive that the sequel is currently in development at Warner Brothers Studios. The sequel is due to be written by Akiva Goldsman, who also wrote the script for the first movie in 2007.
I Am Legend was based on the 1954 novel by Richard Matheson, and follows Robert Neville (Will Smith) as he navigates the world after it is decimated by a virus that has wiped out most of mankind. Smith is accompanied throughout the movie by his dog and juggles survival whilst fighting of mutant creatures that wish to kill him.
When will I Am Legend 2 be released?
The release date for the movie has not been set yet, but the good news is that Goldsman’s contract has been signed (as have the producers), meaning that the movie has the green light for development.
There have been previous reports of a sequel since the first movie aired in 2007 — both reports by the media and by Smith himself, but these largely turned out to be false.
The movie has since been teased by Smith via his Instagram — check it out below.