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    Warner Bros Plans More ‘I Am Legend’ With Will Smith

    EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has closed deals with Akiva Goldsman and Overbrook Entertainment to produce another installment of I Am Legend, the 2007 hit film. The intention is for Will Smith to reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville, who was the last man on Earth doing battle with a mutated mob in New York City after an apocalyptic man-made virus wiped out the population. A deal was made with Arash Amel to write the script. The film is not being called a prequel, which had been rumored for the past few years. But clearly Warner Bros sees more room to roam on a film that grossed $584 million worldwide. The original film is based on the novel by Richard Matheson.

    Smith won’t commit until the script is ready and I haven’t heard yet where I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence stands on the whole thing. The other quandary is this: If it isn’t a prequel, how to get past Smith’s character’s demise at the first film’s end? These of course are semantics in the tentpole game. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures are casting a continuation of 300, another hit film where all the major characters croaked. Amel is a hot scribe; his script Grace Of Monaco, the film about Grace Kelly that will be directed by La Vie En Rose‘s Olivier Dahan with Pierre-Ange Le Pogam producing and financing, has all the young actresses salivating. Buyers are also waiting to pounce. CAA made the deals.
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    I can't remember if we actually saw Neville die onscreen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Technoid View Post
    I can't remember if we actually saw Neville die onscreen?
    Of course not. You can't have a sequel if the hero dies. Heroes are, after all, explosion proof. That's a Hollywood requirement.
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    The original Will Smith film kind missed the point of Dr. Neville being a legend. As I remember he was a legend amongst those turned as he tortured them with his experiments to "cure" them. The alternate ending at least hinted at him realizing what he had done.

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    In the book, as I understand it, Dr Neville was a legend because he was the last human. A sort of legendary monster among the community, like a yeti or bigfoot to us.
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    You're both correct. I don't recall him necessarily being a doctor (been awhile since I read the book), but it was his reputation among the new species that he had, essentially, hunted, would be the thing of legend after he was dead. He realizes that he was as strange to them as they were to him, but yet no so different after all.

    Even without the alternate ending I thought I caught glimpses of the "not so different" part at the end of the Will Smith movie. Honestly though, given the nature of new species in that film, I didn't really feel like the alternate ending was plausible.

    But yeah, not sure how they will explain him not being ripped to shreds from that grenade in such a confined space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessterw View Post
    But yeah, not sure how they will explain him not being ripped to shreds from that grenade in such a confined space.
    Wasn't he behind a clear barrier? That could have been ALON - aka transparent aluminum. That stuff can stop a .50 caliber armor piercing round cold & turn it into dust.

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    Well, except... here's the ending:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQfzvVeEkGI
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    The barrier broke and then the grenade went off. They all dead except the woman and child.
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    there were two endings, one he died and the other he managed to escape with the woman and child.

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    Well one was an alternate ending, but I guess they could retcon it and say that was the actual ending. I'm really not sure what a sequel would be besides yet another vampire/zombie movie without the premise of the first.

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    Thelma & Louise 2 is coming as well.
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    Where we discover that they drove off the cliff and onto the top of a alien spacecraft that had been hiding in the canyon.
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