Will Smith is looking to get an early start on his new mutant movie, I Am Legend.

The Men In Black star is asking Warner Bros. to begin this summer on the Francis Lawrence-directed flick; it wasn't supposed to start until early next year.

According to Variety, the move would amount to a slot swap with "Tonight, He Comes" in which Smith was slated to star this summer. Gabriele Muccino took over as director of the film that's about the last healthy man battling blood-sucking mutants in New York.