The original screenwriter of I Am Legend, Mark Protosevich has already pitched Warner Bros. on a sequel to the film which doesn't arrive in theatres for another four months, according to The Los Angeles Times. No deal has yet been finalized.
It has been ten years since Protosevich (The Cell, Poseidon) wrote an adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic 1954 horror/sci-fi novel about the last man alive after a biological war.
The project originally was set for Ridley Scott to direct and Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in 1997, but that version fell apart. Writers were occasionally hired to work on it, and the future California Governer briefly revived it as a producer and brought in Michael Bay and Will Smith.
Over the years, Protosevich was hired four different times to tweak the script, until writer-producer Akiva Goldsman took on the project in 2005 and moved the setting from L.A. to New York City. Last year, Warner Bros. finally revived the project with Smith and Constantine director Francis Lawrence for a December 14 release.