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Sick Boy 82
09-25-2008, 12:06 AM
Well, hopefully they get rid of the craptastic CGI for this one and use real people for the creatures. That was really my only complaint for the last movie. I liked the storyline and everything. And the alternate ending made it the movie it should have been in the theaters!!!!

Here's the article:

I Am Legend Prequel Officially Greenlit at Warner Brothers (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/09/24/i-am-legend-prequel-officially-greenlit-at-warner-brothers/)

plasmid303
09-25-2008, 12:41 AM
Let's hope there's less studio interference this time.

Yodee
09-25-2008, 12:59 AM
OOoooooo i love the first one, but im confused which one was the alternate ending? Will smith driving in the car with his new miss? or the one where he dies

EVILFACE
09-25-2008, 01:03 AM
Please no awful CGI mutants. . .

CAhobbit
09-25-2008, 01:07 AM
Meh, this is a franchise (of sorts) that needs to be left alone. Though a prequel would be interesting I'd rather it be based on the actual source material and not the re-imagined stuff from the latest incarnation.

plasmid303
09-25-2008, 01:43 AM
OOoooooo i love the first one, but im confused which one was the alternate ending? Will smith driving in the car with his new miss? or the one where he dies

Will Smith Blows himself up = Theatrical ending.

Will Smith survives = Alternate Ending

Watching a prequel movie knowing full well that the hero dies kinda lessens the excitement for me. It's not like Star Wars.

Kuzeh
09-25-2008, 06:36 AM
Oh boy...it'll suck... I'm sure...

uscmhicks
09-25-2008, 06:40 AM
so we know hes gonna die , we know how the whole thing ends anyway , and we seen the basic flashbacks explaining the past in the first movie anyway.
I don't think this will work.

Vader AL
09-25-2008, 07:00 AM
The Charlton Heston version (The Omega Man) is the only one that exists to me so they can do what they like with this version.

but I don't see a prequel to this movie working but i could be wrong.

Yodee
09-25-2008, 07:04 AM
Will Smith Blows himself up = Theatrical ending.

Will Smith survives = Alternate Ending

Watching a prequel movie knowing full well that the hero dies kinda lessens the excitement for me. It's not like Star Wars.

Oooooooooooo

Viper
09-25-2008, 07:57 AM
I'm not sure about this either, but at least Sam (the dog) may return. :D

Chimera 1
09-25-2008, 08:17 AM
The short story was much more interesting than the movie (which is usually how it is but...). The book for those who didn't read it was about a factory worker in the 50's who was the last to survive and how he went to the library to gather material to do his investigations. He was an average guy but in extraordinary situations, this would have made the movie so much better. I won't ruin the end of the book for those who haven't read it but it has you glued to the pages.

Nacho
09-25-2008, 08:20 AM
Didnt mind this movie, a prequel could be ok but why dont they just make
a part 2???

CelticPredator
09-25-2008, 02:00 PM
Nothing left to tell.

Even though the movie had its own prequel in its self....

Avfin
09-25-2008, 04:42 PM
Maybe Will Smith could be a drunk superhero
Oh wait...........

CelticPredator
09-25-2008, 07:24 PM
Dont remind me of that.....thing.

DarkArtist81
09-25-2008, 10:25 PM
Maybe Will Smith could be a drunk superhero
Oh wait...........

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

dwing
09-26-2008, 01:49 AM
The book is THE ONLY version of this story! I have read the book 3 or 4 times. That is the way it should have been made. I was not happy of what they crapped out.

Chimera 1
09-26-2008, 06:21 AM
Looks like the execs are kicking their own asses for killing of big willie:

It appears that Will Smith will be fighting more CG-animated zombies, even though his character met his demise in the theatrically released version of the Warner Bros. surprise hit I Am Legend. Daily Variety reports that the studio has committed to a Legend prequel that will explore the days leading up to the mass evacuation that left scientist Robert Neville the sole surviving human in New York City.
Francis Lawrence, who helmed the first film, is reportedly on board to direct the followup. A script is being penned by relative newcomer D.B. Weiss, and the film will be produced by Akiva Goldsman through his Weed Road, along with Will Smith’s Overlook Ent. partner, James Lassiter.
Richard Matheson’s novel, I Am Legend, was first brought to the screen in 1964 with the Vincent Price vehicle The Last Man on Earth, followed by the 1971 Charlton Heston cult favorite The Omega Man. The Will Smith version features character animation and other effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks under visual effects supervisor Jim Berney.
Warner Bros. actually shot an alternate ending in which Smith’s character survives, and included it on the DVD release. Many fans prefer the alternate conclusion, not only because it’s a bit more upbeat, but because it preserves the complex pathos of Richardson’s novel. When the film raked in more than $584 million worldwide, Warner execs no doubt wished they had gone with that ending, as they suddenly had a tent pole on their hands and had to think up a way to bring Smith back.

If they wanted to bring him back they could somehow make him have survived the explosion. Wouldn't be the first time they did something like that. Then he could fight his way to the survivors camp. Now that would be a truly good movie. Who cares about what happened a few days prior sionce we know how it ends.

Sachiel
09-26-2008, 07:34 PM
The book is THE ONLY version of this story! I have read the book 3 or 4 times. That is the way it should have been made. I was not happy of what they crapped out.

So true.

The book was horrible depressing, but damn good, too.

The movie was getting there, but stopped far back.

There's always the next adaptation. :D

blakus939
09-26-2008, 11:44 PM
so we know hes gonna die , we know how the whole thing ends anyway , and we seen the basic flashbacks explaining the past in the first movie anyway.
I don't think this will work.

ditto, what a silly choice movie to prequel, i am confused.:horror

Sick Boy 82
09-26-2008, 11:52 PM
Well, hmmm, they made a certain movie called "Titanic". And I'm pretty sure that EVERYONE knew how that movie ended but it still made $600 million.

I'd like to see where the virus came from and how it go so bad. Also, seeing the city get the way it was would be cool. It was SO creepy to see Times Square and 5th Ave with no one on the street. I've never, ever seen that!!!! Hell, I could go for more of how he started out in the beginning by himself. I would give Sony my $10 again for sure.

plasmid303
09-27-2008, 03:37 AM
Well, hmmm, they made a certain movie called "Titanic". And I'm pretty sure that EVERYONE knew how that movie ended but it still made $600 million.



That's not a very good example or comparison.

blakus939
09-27-2008, 06:12 AM
I agree, like Randy Pitchford commented on the making of brothers in arms, he mentioned that in Titanic, people walked into that knowing that the boat was going to sink, and they wanted to see the special effects, but the story wasnt primarily about that, it was about this amazing drama between two characters. A STORY that we didnt previously know.
This (i am legend) is strange in that, as stated, we already know everything, the drama, the story, what happened previously, how it got that way, they would just be retelling the same story again with more detail, which is totally unneccesary IMHO

SNIKT1950
02-12-2017, 02:24 PM
Its a shame this never happened. The first film was great and a fantastic display of Smith's acting prowess and ability to command a film all on his own.

RIDDICK
02-12-2017, 02:58 PM
http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m758ecmdw81qacbojo1_500.gif

mrdbios
02-12-2017, 03:57 PM
Since it's a prequel, the title should be:

I Will Be Legend

SNIKT1950
02-12-2017, 04:10 PM
Since it's a prequel, the title should be:

I Will Be Legend

The rumored title was I Become Legend which I thought worked well.

RIDDICK
02-13-2017, 03:40 AM
http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/RIDDICK88/Captain%20America/ImageUploadedByTapatalk1448674659.850953_zpsplckzw o6.jpg

Jameson Rook
02-13-2017, 04:03 AM
I loved the first film, despite the wild deviation from the book. I don't think a sequel or prequel is needed at all.

RIDDICK
02-13-2017, 04:16 AM
I loved the first film, despite the wild deviation from the book. I don't think a sequel or prequel is needed at all.
Same. It was a nice self-contained film.

SNIKT1950
02-13-2017, 04:51 AM
Did The Godfather need a sequel or a prequel? Nope, yet we got both in an even better movie via The Godfather: Part II.