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Will Smith, Michael B Jordan to Co-Produce & Star in ‘I Am Legend’ Sequel

Actor Will Smith is all set to reprise his role in the sequel to the 2007 post-apocalyptic film I Am Legend alongside Michael B Jordan. The two stars will also be joining hands to produce the movie under their respective production banners.


Smith confirmed the sequel, by sharing an image from the 2007 movie via Instagram, with Michael B Jordan tagged on it. The sequel marks the first collaboration between the two actors.

While Smith is producing it under Westbrook Studios, Jordan and Elizabeth Rapso are producing the film under their banner Outlier Society. Further, Greg Lessans of Weed Road Pictures will also be co-producing the film.

The film will be written and produced by Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, who was instrumental in adapting the first film from author Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel.

At present, details around the plot have been kept under wraps and a director is yet to be finalised to take on the project. The first film was directed by Francis Lawrence. In I Am Legend, Will Smith played virologist Robert Neville, who is the only human to survive a man-made plague in New York City. The story follows him, as he strives to find a cure for the plague that has turned all human beings into mutants.

The upcoming sequel, like the original, will be attached to Warner Bros. Studio.


Aside from the film, Smith has been busy with the Oscar season. The actor, who was last seen in King Richard, has been nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actor and Best Picture for Smith. He also won the award for Best Actor at both the NAACP Image Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in the movie.

Meanwhile, Michael B Jordan has been producing multiple movies including Creed III and Static Shock under his banner Outlier Society. Previously, he starred in the 2021 film A Journal with Jordan.