"I Am Legend" -- Finally!

by | April 26, 2006 | Comments

Forgive me if this sounds like a broken record (er, corrupted MP3, sorry) but you know that big-screen adaptation of Richard Matheson‘s "I Am Legend" that’s been threatening to happen for about 432 years? It’s a definite green-light done deal, locked and scheduled. We promise.

According to Variety, "Will Smith will star in "I Am Legend," the long-gestating Warner Bros. adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel to be directed by "Constantine" helmer Francis Lawrence.

Set in post-apocalyptic New York, "Legend" is about the last healthy man following the release of a virus that decimates the population. To survive, he must battle mutants that wreak havoc during the night."

Smith in "I, Robot"

Matheson’s "Legend" has been adapted into flick form twice before: 1964’s "The Last Man on Earth" and 1971’s "The Omega Man." The legendary (pun intended) author was also the writer and/or inspiration for movies like "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957), "Duel" (1971), "The Night Stalker" (1971), "Trilogy of Terror" (1975), and "Somewhere in Time" (1980). He also co-wrote "Jaws 3-D," if you can believe it.

The Lawrence directed "Constantine"

Akiva Goldsman, who previously worked with Mr. Smith on "I, Robot," is writing the screenplay. For the whole elaborate history on this project, check out the full Variety article.

Tag Cloud

79th Golden Globes Awards halloween tv BET Awards criterion ghosts Pacific Islander renewed TV shows television streaming animated docuseries debate Disney Plus asian-american The Arrangement Native comedies Broadway docudrama comic Hallmark HFPA Netflix 2018 harry potter Avengers slasher Awards Tour SDCC documentaries 99% marvel cinematic universe Lifetime Christmas movies Family vampires worst movies Superheroe Quiz based on movie Comedy Central Apple TV Plus cars Wes Anderson Classic Film trophy CMT Marvel Television vs. psycho reviews AMC Plus Amazon Lucasfilm USA Holidays films stoner Britbox Song of Ice and Fire italian basketball 94th Oscars LGBTQ Tokyo Olympics Disney Channel HBO Max festival lord of the rings Summer Universal Pictures football cooking kids DirecTV 24 frames miniseries documentary South by Southwest Film Festival archives casting discovery twilight art house Geeked Week international Red Carpet Prime Video mockumentary police drama Syfy Lionsgate technology game of thrones SundanceTV women APB video Hollywood Foreign Press Association OWN broadcast sopranos Video Games Binge Guide Mindy Kaling TIFF Premiere Dates scary foreign Fox Searchlight dragons fresh National Geographic action-comedy talk show TV renewals mob Trailer See It Skip It Columbia Pictures Amazon Studios CW Seed gangster Baby Yoda boxing royal family CNN genre Chernobyl telelvision Infographic LGBT die hard green book Disney PBS Bravo know your critic sports war Horror TLC San Diego Comic-Con crime drama Fox News all-time adenture Ghostbusters ratings screenings festivals razzies NYCC mcc Spike movies ITV ViacomCBS Fantasy Tags: Comedy Musical rt labs monster movies Disney streaming service Apple Rock crossover feel good Paramount Network The Walking Dead YouTube Red Sundance Now Nat Geo Podcast Best Picture biography cancelled TV series GLAAD spy thriller Freeform BBC America Pet Sematary FOX 20th Century Fox Creative Arts Emmys Rom-Com Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV MCU DGA American Society of Cinematographers Watching Series Tumblr romantic comedy posters 93rd Oscars godzilla serial killer Esquire comics Polls and Games trailers IFC Showtime Tubi 72 Emmy Awards superhero CBS All Access Spring TV Vudu A&E Rocky black E! blaxploitation boxoffice Set visit AMC canceled remakes classics Women's History Month award winner summer TV preview Epix Hallmark Christmas movies scene in color series BBC One satire book adaptation marvel comics SXSW 2022 HBO Film Festival MSNBC cops Mary poppins Stephen King Acorn TV ESPN adventure robots king kong Holiday prank Universal SXSW BET japanese book Rocketman sequels teaser mission: impossible New York Comic Con summer preview Oscars Sony comic book movie latino batman halloween cancelled television Comics on TV Neflix hollywood Ovation cancelled TV shows 2020 Opinion Black History Month dramedy TNT nfl The Witch saw MTV Indigenous Logo thriller Tomatazos golden globe awards Awards free movies unscripted anime Super Bowl james bond facebook 2021 Drama The Academy obi wan Countdown cats zero dark thirty A24 zombies medical drama emmy awards legend Animation supernatural RT21 VOD rt archives Trivia golden globes Martial Arts DC streaming service Election composers History theme song YA Apple TV+ 21st Century Fox Marvel Studios blockbusters Pop crime Anna Paquin Character Guide IMDb TV doctor who hispanic heritage month dc Walt Disney Pictures spider-man dceu 71st Emmy Awards Year in Review Paramount Pictures Masterpiece scene in color film series TCA Awards new zealand critic resources The CW nature elevated horror heist movie Sneak Peek jurassic park news jamie lee curtis Cosplay FXX romance E3 Pirates Amazon Prime Mary Poppins Returns comiccon 4/20 2016 Thanksgiving leaderboard sag awards Ellie Kemper Christmas Black Mirror slashers indie target scene in color TV movies wonder woman Elton John Focus Features south america concert Superheroes streamig VH1 Crunchyroll best cinemax Best Actor independent series Paramount Arrowverse crime thriller venice worst stop motion WGN 2019 Oscar science fiction 2015 mutant dreamworks Lifetime historical drama 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Adult Swim TV One Interview summer TV comic book movies Travel Channel Winter TV Cartoon Network christmas movies Best Director interviews anthology child's play blockbuster NBC IFC Films TCA Winter 2020 Brie Larson game show zombie TruTV new star wars movies Mystery Grammys obituary australia scene in color GoT HBO Go The Purge parents space Reality spain Alien Endgame Dark Horse Comics olympics Pride Month Action Disney+ Disney Plus TBS CBS Musicals Mudbound Valentine's Day Comic Book The Walt Disney Company Extras young adult tv talk Certified Fresh sitcom Shudder 45 Netflix Christmas movies psychological thriller travel canceled TV shows kaiju Writers Guild of America Winners quibi dogs binge FX on Hulu children's TV hidden camera Sundance TV Star Wars breaking bad Trophy Talk Film Comedy spanish deadpool Box Office king arthur stand-up comedy Calendar Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Food Network MGM ABC ABC Signature Hear Us Out aliens nbcuniversal transformers 73rd Emmy Awards Instagram Live versus natural history chucky USA Network diversity indiana jones werewolf Pixar period drama Best and Worst Television Critics Association Sci-Fi disaster adaptation Legendary FX First Reviews Comic-Con@Home 2021 reboot strong female leads superman Star Wars Celebration Teen dexter Television Academy politics Cannes spanish language Paramount Plus biopic Spectrum Originals finale streaming movies pirates of the caribbean TCA 2017 Star Trek name the review spinoff witnail NBA Marvel Shondaland new york Biopics revenge Heroines X-Men TCA PaleyFest french comic books TV Land Photos Fargo DC Comics Toys Captain marvel 1990s GIFs video on demand Crackle Best Actress richard e. Grant YouTube political drama suspense japan RT History Exclusive Video universal monsters dark Schedule scorecard Image Comics laika Peacock PlayStation Warner Bros. live event BBC VICE Reality Competition YouTube Premium 90s Turner screen actors guild Academy Awards rotten movies we love Discovery Channel true crime Sony Pictures Emmy Nominations BAFTA critics ID Country singing competition Emmys DC Universe joker First Look franchise kong TCM aapi Nickelodeon a nightmare on elm street directors Fall TV OneApp what to watch Music cults popular fast and furious Amazon Prime Video sequel Turner Classic Movies Western Pop TV El Rey social media hist Funimation rotten rt labs critics edition scary movies justice league Starz live action hispanic rom-coms Nominations high school target cancelled 2017 Kids & Family President Tarantino 007 Mary Tyler Moore toronto spider-verse toy story black comedy Marathons ABC Family Sundance movie WarnerMedia Hulu cartoon