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We look into the upcoming 'I Am Legend' sequel, picking up where it left off with the return of Will Smith and an expansion on the first movie's alternate ending.
Eclectic filmmaker Akiva Goldsman is following up on his 2007 action thriller movie I Am Legend and is building an expansion on the first movie’s emotional alternate ending taken from the original Matheson book.
Drawing inspiration from the drama series The Last of Us, throughout Akiva’s brand-new sequel fans can expect to have their dying questions finally answered with a whole lot more post-apocalyptic action. Speaking about his inspiration for this movie Akiva says: “I’m obsessed with The Last of Us, where we see the world just post-apocalypse but also after a 20-30-year lapse. You see how the earth reclaims the world, and there’s something beautiful in the question of, as man steps away from being the primary tenant, what happens? That will be especially visual in New York”.
The sequel welcomes the return of protagonist Will Smith in addition to bringing on new co-star Michael B Jordan. Discussing the plot of I Am Legend 2, Akiva says: “We trace back to the original Matheson book, and the alternate ending as opposed to the released ending in the original film. What Matheson was talking about was that man’s time on the planet as the dominant species had come to an end. That’s a really interesting thing we’re going to get to explore. There will be a little more fidelity to the original text”.