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    an i am legend prequel?

    yes you read that right. will smith is set to comeback as neville in a prequel movie.

    neil, can you give the congregation an oh, dear!?


    Smith To Resurrect I Am Legend
    30 July 2008 5:04 AM, PDT


    Will Smith is to revive his role in futuristic action movie I Am Legend for a prequel.

    Director Francis Lawrence has confirmed he is working on a follow-up to the hit 2007 film and Smith's character Dr. Robert Neville will return to complete the beginning of the story.

    Lawrence says, "Absolutely (there will be a prequel), we're actually trying to crack that. We're trying to figure out some ideas for it, but yes, it would be a prequel."

    And the moviemaker insists that filming the follow-up will be much easier than working on the original, because the crew will not have to shut off large areas of New York City again - a move that sparked chaos among commuters and city workers.

    He adds, "The first time you go out there and shut down 6th Avenue, it's like, 'How are we going to do this day after day after day?' But by the end, it's just like you know how to do it.

    "You got the PAs (personal assistants) who know how to shut it down, how to let the traffic through in between set-ups and you just sort of get the routine down, so that's not the issue."
    ugh.
    "then one day, the symptoms fade i think i'll throw these fu*king pills away."

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    Yup, only one of Neil's catchphrase can encapsulate the collecting sense of awe, tinged with incredulity that this news leaves so many of us with.

    Lay one on us, Neil!

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    Oh dear!

    If ever there was a film looking for a reason to be made this is it surely...

    Hopefully I'm totally wrong, but what is this film going to explore?


    Surely this cannot be true? Now, gimme Hancock 2! I seem to be one of the few people who really enjoyed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Oh dear!

    If ever there was a film looking for a reason to be made this is it surely...

    Hopefully I'm totally wrong, but what is this film going to explore?


    Surely this cannot be true? Now, gimme Hancock 2! I seem to be one of the few people who really enjoyed it
    a number of places are picking this story up and since this seems to be coming from the director, it is probably for real. now whether this film is ever made is another story entirely.
    "then one day, the symptoms fade i think i'll throw these fu*king pills away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Oh dear!
    That's the ticket.

    Now, gimme Hancock 2! I seem to be one of the few people who really enjoyed it
    Really? I seem to remember HPotD reviews being pretty favorable. Personally, there was no way I was going to see Hancock.

    With regards to a prequel to I am Legend, there is only one reason it would be made, and it's not because of an outcry by the fans of the film or a deep seated need by the creators of the film to tell the full story. It's a cheap, hollow attempt to milk money from cache garnered from the first film, which was largely based off the stockpile of notoriety and appreciation built by the book and the earlier films based off of it.

    I shudder at the very idea of this film becoming a 'franchise.' But, then doesn't every semi-successful film turn into a franchise now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcesandEights View Post
    That's the ticket.



    Really? I seem to remember HPotD reviews being pretty favorable. Personally, there was no way I was going to see Hancock.

    With regards to a prequel to I am Legend, there is only one reason it would be made, and it's not because of an outcry by the fans of the film or a deep seated need by the creators of the film to tell the full story. It's a cheap, hollow attempt to milk money from cache garnered from the first film, which was largely based off the stockpile of notoriety and appreciation built by the book and the earlier films based off of it.

    I shudder at the very idea of this film becoming a 'franchise.' But, then doesn't every semi-successful film turn into a franchise now?
    I have no problem with a massive budget apocalyptic film, as long as it's done well. 'I Am Legend' was somewhat meh for me...
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    You know what they need to do instead?

    Read the book, then make THAT into a movie.

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    So they're not shutting down any parts of the city for filming... I assume this means the majority of the story will take place BEFORE the outbreak. Wow, that sounds exciting...

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    This is a great idea! After this is finished, they should make a prequel to Armageddon!


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    How about a prequel to The day after tommorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman311 View Post
    This is a great idea! After this is finished, they should make a prequel to Armageddon!

    OK! You win comment of the day with that one
    Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [click for more]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bub666 View Post
    How about a prequel to The day after tommorrow.


    It'd just be "Tomorrow", or like the South Park chaps did, "two days before the day after tomorrow" or something like that.

    God that movie was stoopid.

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    If this is 90 minutes worth of the collapse of civilisation I'll buy into it. I enjoyed the original movie as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinionZombie View Post
    You know what they need to do instead?

    Read the book, then make THAT into a movie.
    Bingo. That would be GOOD though, so of COURSE no one wants to do THAT.

    I can't think of anything that I could give a f*ck less about that a PREQUEL to the lame a$$ film version.

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    What are they going to call it?

    I Will Be Legend?

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