Believe it or not, but the last time we saw Will Smith on screen was in Seven Pounds in 2008, and his last bona fide hit was the previous year’s I Am Legend. While he’s got Men In Black III later this year and After Earth in 2013, it appears he’s also thinking about returning to the rather empty I Am Legend world.
Will’s not yet signed to star, but his Overbrook Entertainment production company is moving forward with what’s believed to be a sequel to I Am Legend (not, as previously rumoured, as prequel), and according to Deadline, Arash Amel has signed on to write the screenplay, with Akiva Goldsman producing.
The plan is for Will Smith to return as Robert Neville, who was one of the last men left on earth after a virus wiped out most of the earth’s population. However, Will Smith won’t commit to starring in the project until the script is ready. If he is coming back, it raises questions about exactly how they plan to bring back Neville after the events of I Am Legend
It also isn’t known if I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence plans to direct the sequel.