Variety brings word that an I Am Legend sequel is in the works with Oscar nominee Will Smith (King Richard) and Emmy nominee Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) set to star in and produce the feature for Warner Bros. Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), who adapted 2007’s I Am Legend from Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel, will write the screenplay for the follow-up.
Smith recently posted a teaser photo alluding to the new project, tagging Jordan in the post, which you can check out below:
Goldsman will also produce the project along with Greg Lassans via Weed Road Pictures. Plot details on the I Am Legend sequel are currently being kept under wraps. A director is not yet attached to the film (via Deadline).
Jordan and Elizabeth Raposo will produce through their Outlier Society company, while Smith and Westbrook Studios Co-President and Head of Motion Pictures Jon Mone will also produce. Ryan Shimazaki will oversee the project on behalf of Westbrook Studios. James Lassiter will executive produce.
I Am Legend takes place years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, with a sole survivor — who is immune to the virus — in New York City struggling to find a cure. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the movie also starred Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, and Dash Mihok. The movie earned over $585 million at the worldwide box office.