The post apocalyptic film I Am Legend is moving forward, albeit at a slow pace.
Warner Bros. has officially set "Constantine" helmer Francis Lawrence to direct "I Am Legend", finally putting the long awaited film adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel on a fast track into production reports Variety.
Mark Protosevich wrote the script for the film
which has been on and off in development for a decade with Ridley Scott
and Arnold Schwarzenegger at one time involved, Michael Bay and Will
Smith at another. The film has previously hit the screen twice before -
1964's "The Last Man on Earth" with Vincent Price, and 1976's "The
Omega Man" with Charlton Heston.
Set in Los Angeles after a biological war, the pic centers on the sole
healthy survivor, a man who finds himself in a battle against nocturnal
mutants. Pic will undergo a rewrite under the supervision of Lawrence,
who is eyeing a 2006 start date.
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