Michael B. Jordan’s Pitch Helped Convince Will Smith to Do ‘I Am Legend 2’: It’s a ‘Really Cool’ Concept

Nothing happened the way it was supposed to happen, especially when it came to the “I Am Legend” sequel.A decade after Will Smith shut down rumors of a second installment, the Oscar nominee officially signed on to “I Am Legend 2” — thanks to co-star Michael B.

Jordan’s story concept.“It was one of those ones I was gonna leave alone, and then I heard the idea,” Smith told Entertainment Tonight.

“That might work.

I think we can do that.”Smith teased that while the plot is still under wraps, “it’s a really, really cool concept,” and Jordan was “part of creating the idea.”Both Smith and Jordan are set to produce.

Akiva Goldsman, who co-wrote the original film, is returning to write the sequel, per Deadline.

A director is not yet publicly attached to the project.Smith spoke on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara Film Festival,

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