I am Legend was met with mixed reviews, but I still liked it enough. But even with liking it, I was surprised to see $580 million worldwide from this movie. But we have learned not to doubt the Fresh Prince. And as predictable as Hollywood is, a movie makes that much coin, it gets a sequel. But in this case, rumour is saying prequel. Can you prequel I am Legend?
Lawrence believes that Smith would reprise his role of Dr. Robert Neville for the prequel, which would pretty much guarantee a green light. I mean, if you ran Warner Bros, would you say no to guaranteed money?
But the real question is, would an I Am Legend prequel have a story that is worth telling.
Sometimes a story is best told in flashbacks like Neville’s moments of memory in I am Legend. I really liked seeing how he functioned in the abandoned and dead NY, and seeing him just a little bit crazy was really interesting. How long could you keep your frootloops in the bowl? And the dog does offer a last shred of hope to keep his sanity as well as a great tool in the passage of time.
But do we really need to see a whole movie about the Cancer Curing virus? In the opening moments of the film we find out everything that happened. And I kind of like how the blanks were filled in for us. So what story is there?
Are they just hoping to bank on big Willie again? If Smith is as bankable as we believe, wouldn’t it make sense that if they put the bank in a recognized franchise that he would score twice?
I Am Not Legend Yet, might never get made. I hope it doesn’t.