Despite the controversy surrounding actor Will Smith at the moment, Warner Bros still decided to cooperate with him in the I Am Legend 2 project.
Up to now, the echo from Will Smith’s “slap” at the Oscars ceremony is still present. And that impulsive action of the actor made him pay a very expensive price when many big studios and famous brands turned their backs. More specifically, the actor’s act of “protecting his wife” is not appreciated by the fans because many people think that Will is just trying to express himself and the feelings between him and his wife are not good. what.
In the post-drama period, most fans thought that the I Am Legend 2 project was likely to change the main actor because Warner Bros. is a studio known for its ability to “turn the face” (like the case of by Johnny Depp). However, for unknown reasons, Warner Bros. continues to keep Will Smith in I Am Legend 2 instead of kicking him out like the way this studio often does.
Accordingly, Yahoo! Movies and The Sun reported that after more than 2 months from the scandal with Chris Rock on stage at the 2022 Oscars, Will Smith plans to return to the screen with the movie that made him famous: I Am Legend 2. movie I Am Legend 2 is in the process of finalizing the script and Warner Bros seems to have no intention of getting rid of Will Smith after the noise he encountered.
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith as the military virologist. Team USA Robert Neville. The film is set in New York City after a virus originally created to cure cancer has wiped out most of humanity, leaving the only survivor Neville in New York with mutants about another night. Neville is immune to the virus and he conducts research to develop a cure for the virus while protecting himself from hostile mutants. It is the third film adaptation of Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend, following The Last Man on Earth (1964) and The Omega Man (1971).
Warner Bros. began developing I Am Legend in 1994, and many other actors and directors have joined the project, although production was delayed due to budget concerns. Production began in 2006 in New York City, and the film was shot at various locations throughout the city, including a $5 million shoot at the Brooklyn Bridge.
I Am Legend was released on December 14, 2007 in the United States and Canada and is the most successful film debut to date (if not measured by inflation) for a non-Christmas-themed film to be released. in the US in December and was the 7th highest-grossing film of 2007, grossing $256 million domestically and $329 million internationally, for a total of $585 million. The film received mostly positive reviews with praise for Smith’s performance, however Dead City was criticized by critics due to differences from the original novel, especially in conclusion.
Currently I Am Legend 2 is in development.
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