Since his role in hit sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ back in 1990, Will Smith has gone from the son of a refrigerator company owner to a house-hold name. With an endless career enlisting not only film and television but also music, and producing it seems there is no stopping Smith. Recent reports place Smith and his acting talents revisiting 2 of his previous films – 1 for a sequel and 1 for a prequel. Can you guess the movies?
“A prequel to the Will Smith-starring post-apocalyptic blockbuster ‘I Am Legend’ is to be made”, reports news site ‘rte entertainment‘.
The film will see Smith reprise his role as Dr. Robert Neville, as he experiences the final days of mankind in New York, before the plague destroys the city, leaving him as the only known human survivor.
Set to see ‘I Am Legend’s Francis Lawrence in the director’s chair once again, the film will also be co-produced by Smith himself, through his company, Overbook Entertainment. D.B. Weiss has also agreed to write the script.
If you’ve seen the original this prequel comes as no surprise; if you haven’t seen it let it be known that the film took out $584m at the box office around the world.
The not-yet-titled film was officially given the green light on Wednesday (Smith’s 40th birthday) and will see Smith
Back in July, Smith hit our screens as the alcoholic superhero ‘Hero’, and it was hard for as not to fall in love. With the films popular global success, it appears that Hancock could be soon returning to our screens once more in a sequel to the movie – well at least if the film’s other star Charlize Theron has anything to say about it.
In a recent MTV interview Theron revealed: “If everybody’s on board, I would be an idiot (not to do it) . . . Riding the Will Smith train is a really nice train to ride.”
According to IMDB.com, Smith recieved a salary of $20,000,000 for his role as “Hancock”.
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