January 04, 2008 03:07:48 GMT
Earning a massive success in box office proved to help Warner Bros to seal the sequel rights deal with the thriller's author.
Seeing that Will Smith's latest thriller "I Am Legend" has become a box office hit, Warner Bros is looking forward to follow the success of the film with a sequel. According to ShockTillYouDrop.com, an insider claimed that the author Richard Matheson has signed off on the sequel right if the studio want to do a sequel.
Still, it is also said that the sequel is still a possibility since there's nothing official yet. With Matheson signing the deal, it only gives the studio a 'go' in finding the right direction for the second chapter of the story. If the movie sequel is indeed made, it will be the first sequel of the adaptation movie since neither "The Last Man on Earth" (1964) nor "The Omega Man" (1971) was regarded as a sequel.
The rumor of the sequel came off following a massive box office success that is earned by the Francis Lawrence's action horror film. From its release date on December 14, 2007 to January 2, 2008, the movie has gathered more than $ 209 million in North America only and $ 335 million worldwide.