While the I Am Legend movie wasn’t the car crash many said it was, it doesn’t exactly strike us as a potential franchise opener… but it seems that’s the plan.
Warner Bros have waited for a long time to make this happen, but now they have found a way to make it happen although Will Smith will not be part of it.
Deadline are reporting: “Warner is retrofitting A Garden At The End Of The World, a spec script that the studio bought back in April from Gary Graham, who was working at the Apple store in midtown Manhattan when he posted his script on the Black List website and got the attention of CAA and manager Brooklyn Weaver. They signed him and sent his script out. Amid several bids, Warner Bros acquired what was described as a sci-fi version of John Wayne’s The Searchers. When Graham was brought in to rewrite his script, the studio by then had talked to the I Am Legend producers and noted enough similarities to the themes and mythology of that film that they asked the scribe to consider a redraft to fit that property.”
So it’s an I Am Legend franchise based on a movie that bore little resemblance to the book and will be inspired by a story that is nothing to do with I Am Legend, then? Right… that’s that sorted, then.