Warners Makes Deals For “Legend” Sequel

Akiva Goldsman, Overbrook Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures have closed a deal for a follow-up to 2007 sci-fi hit “I Am Legend” reports Deadline.

Following the $584 million worldwide gross of ‘Legend’, talk quickly swirled of a possible prequel for a while before the buzz died down.

Now though it has picked up steam again with Arash Amel penning the script and Will Smith likely to reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville – the last man on earth doing battle with the mutated mobs left after a virus wiped out the population.

Despite the previous rumours this will apparently NOT be a prequel, and Smith won’t commit until the script is ready. There’s also the little issue of his character’s fate at the end of the first film to be worked out.