I Am Legend, Says Will Smith

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Will Smith will star in "I Am Legend," the long-gestating Warner Bros. adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel to be directed by Francis Lawrence

Variety reported that Hollywood actor Will Smith has reached a deal to star in the new adaptation of "I Am Legend" which is about to be directed by Francis Lawrence.

The adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel, "I Am Legend" is set in post-apocalyptic New York. The story tells 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.

Akiva Goldsman rewrote the script and is producing alongside David Heyman, Neal Moritz, and Erwin Stoff.

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    Nov 10, 2007

    Oh great. Looks like another poor adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic 1954 novel. Can't Hollywood get it right? You would think they'd learn after previous pitiful adaptations, The Omega Man (1971) and The Last Man On Earth (1964).

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