A Will Smith 'I Am Legend' Sequel Is Officially Dead, But Here's What Might've Happened

I Am Legend, that post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror film starring Will Smith, may have been released seven years ago, but during the time since there have been a lot of people rather patiently waiting for a promised sequel that was rather confusing given the fate of Smith's character. Now, that I Am Legend sequel is DOA — but never fear, for screenwriter Akiva Goldsman's been talking I Am Legend 2, more specifically what would have happened if the sequel had, well, happened.

The first film was written by co-writer Mark Protosevich and Goldsman, as well as being produced by the latter and directed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence. Now Goldsman's making the rounds for his directoral debut Winter's Tale — that's the one where Colin Ferrell woos Sybil from Downton Abbey (Jessica Brown Findlay) in early 20th Century Manhattan — and he told io9 what could have been.

First of all, he wanted to clear up that the possibility of the Legend sequel was very slim — and not exactly a sequel:

It certainly sounds like an interesting sequence, at the very least. Too bad we'll never actually see it outside of our brains.

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