Update on I Am Legend Prequel

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Francis Lawrence, the director of I Am Legend, who was on hand last week at an NBC event at the Television Critics Association press tour.

IGN tracked him down and asked about the rumor of an I Am Legend prequel.

"We're waiting on a script. Will [Smith] and Akiva [Goldsman] and I sat down and talked about it and sort of came up with the bones of an idea," Lawrence said. "We hired a writer to work on it and we're just trying to figure it out."

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As for what the prequel might be centered around, the director said:

"I don't want to [give away the plot] yet, just because I think part of the process and what's important to us is to really try and find the right way to getting back into that world. I think we were all really drawn in by the idea of what it would be like to be by yourself in this world, and I think [the challenge] is trying to find a new way of getting in there again, without it feeling like a repeat, a rehash, or it feeling forced, and feeling like there's a new story to tell within that world. So that's what we're trying to figure out."

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I Am Legend Quotes

God didn't do this. We did!

Neville

Nothing happened the way it was supposed to happen. We are seeing mutations. Cannabalistic hunger. Typical human behavior is now entirely absent.

Neville