A sequel to the 2007 last man on Earth movie I Am Legend starring Will Smith was in the works for a while, but never was able to find its legs. Warner Brothers isn’t ready to let that stop them from making more movies in the franchise, however. So instead of a sequel with Smith, they’ve decided to try rebooting the property entirely.
The story of how the reboot came to be is an interesting one at least. Warner Bros. acquired the rights to a spec script written by Gary Graham, an Apple store employee at the time who submitted his work on the Black List website, catching the attention of Creative Artists Agency, who then signed him. They sent out his script, it attracted plenty of attention, and the bidding war was on with WB coming out on top.
Part of today’s Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon is Richard Matheson‘s I Am Legend on sale for only $1.99 (that’s 75% off the regular price of $8.99). If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of I Am Legend, the book is also available in mass market paperback and trade paperback.
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, until 11:59pm PST.
Richard Matheson, celebrated novelist and scriptwriter, passed away earlier this week at the age of 87 in Los Angeles. At this time, no confirmed information is available as to how or why he died. He is survived by his wife and four children (three of whom are authors, as well). He was scheduled to receive the Visionary Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films this Wednesday. The 39th annual Saturn Awards ceremony will be dedicated to him and he will receive the award posthumously.
Best known as an author, Matheson wrote stories that inspired artists from all walks of life. His best known novel, I Am Legend, has been adapted for film three credited times and has been an obvious influence for quite a few others. And while that is always the first book that leaps to mind, there are many others that have also been given life on the silver screen. His book What Dreams May Come is a favorite of mine, both in prose form and the film adaptation from 1998. Other adapted works include A Stir Of Echoes, Hell House and The Shrinking Man. Probably the most interesting adaptation was Duel, directed by a young Steven Spielberg, that was produced by Universal Studios as a made for TV movie.
Part of today’s Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon is Richard Matheson‘s I Am Legend is on sale for only $1.99 (that’s 75% off the regular price of $8.99). If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of I Am Legend, the book is also available in mass market paperback and trade paperback.
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Sunday, February 24, 2013, until 11:59pm PST.