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It looks like Warner Bros. are finally getting their act together and gearing up to bring Richard Mathesons I Am Legend to the big screen. Its been a long time in the making dating back almost 10 years ago when this project almost made it off the ground.
Now Warner has signed up Will Smith to star with the Constantine helmer, Francis Lawerence directing. Akiva Goldsman rewrote an original script by Mark Protosevich. Goldsman will produce with Erwin Stoff, David Heyman and Neal Moritz.
Set in post-apocalyptic New York, "Legend" is about the last healthy man following the release of a virus that decimates the population. To survive, he must battle mutants that wreak havoc during the night.
Will Smith will have to finish up some of his projects before they can begin filming. WB is planning on an early 2007 start date and begin filming in New York. I'll be sure to keep everybody informed on this project as we hear more about it.