Nearly fifteen years after the release of I Am Legend, Warner Bros. is developing a sequel.
Jordan will also produce the movie alongside his co-star. Akiva Goldsman, who adapted the 2007 film from the Richard Matheson 1954 novel, will be penning the sequel script. A director is not yet attached.
Released on Dec. 14, 2007, I Am Legend brought home the then-largest-ever box office opening for a non-Christmas film released in December. The film would go on to be the seventh-highest grossing film of 2007, earning a combined total of $585 million with $256 million coming domestically and $329 million internationally.
The news arrives on the heels of Smith winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Serena and Venus Williams’ father, Richard, in the Warner Bros. film King Richard. The role landed Smith a Best Actor nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.
Meanwhile, Jordan, who’s coming off the Denzel Washington-directed A Journal for Jordan, is set to star in Creed III, which is scheduled to be released on November 23, 2022.