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.