‘I Am Legend’ Getting a Reboot
There will be a reboot on the post-apocalyptic pic “I am Legend” starring Will Smith (“Men in Black”), with Warner Bros. The idea was pitching a script from an unusual scribe, an iPhone salesman. For more details on this story, read on.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros is set to make a reboot for “Legend” in which starred Will Smith. Smith played the role of Dr. Robert Neville, a former U.S. army medical doctor and scientist who has been finding a cure for a dreaded virus. The said viral outbreak that started from a mutated virus has affected, if not entire, most of the population. The said reboot won’t be featuring Smith, who is reluctant to appear in sequels.
The script was bought in April by Warner Brothers from an iPhone seller Gary Graham from midtown Manhattan. The script, which was also posted on The Blacklist, was entitled “A Garden at the End of the World.”. It caught CAA’s Brooklyn Weaver, who felt that the script proved to have “thematic similarities” to John Wayne’s “The Searchers” as well as the pic’s.
Warner has signed the iPhone Salesman turned scribe, to rewrite and retrofit the script to further fit the franchise. The surprising move was used to s made to extend a franchise for popular pics such as “Die Hard with a Vengeance,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and even the reboot film, “Jack Ryan.”
The 2007 pic “I am Legend” that starred Will Smith as its iconic lead was major box office success which was released on December 14, 2007, opened a box office worth $77,211,321 on its opening weekend, becoming the largest box office opening for a non-Christmas film released in the U.S. in December. The pic grossed a total of $585 million, grossing to $256 million and $329 million internationally, becoming 2007’s 7th highest grossing film.
“I am Legend” earned four nominations for the Visual Effects Society Awards, a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Outstanding Film and Actor at the Image Awards and Best Sound at the Satellite Awards. Will Smith won a Saturn Award for Best Actor as well as an MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance for his role as Robert Neville.
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