[Movies] Akiva Goldsman Discusses Plans For The Now Defunct I Am Legend Franchise
Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.12.2014
What do you think of his ideas?
- Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman recently spoke about the idea he had for the I Am Legend franchise, which is not moving forward. Here is what he had to say…
"Oh we tried. There were scripts. We really tried… We wrote a prequel [and] a sequel. We had a really interesting prequel, which was the first outbreak of the virus, during a Thanksgiving Day parade, which was awesome. We did a really interesting prequel that [took place] later. Which was right after the first… Really right when the population of humans became pretty decimated. And it was this sort of trek to Washington. Which included a dark seeker elephant that had broken out of the zoo.
Then we did a sequel, that started with Neville again — and you realized that he was cloned. We've tried every which way. In fact if you're available you could be in the next movie. It will never happen but we really enjoyed trying to make it happen."
I Am Legend starred Will Smith, and made $585 million at the worldwide box office, from a budget of $150 million.