Mark Protosevich Pitches I am Legend Sequel

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I hate repeating myself, so here goes: Hollywood is a business, and in a business, if something works, you do it again, and again, and again until it STOPS working. Thus, sequels, prequels, and what have you. The latest news out of Lalaland is that Mark Protosevich, the screenwriter who adapted Richard Matheson’s book “I am Legend” into the movie of the same name (coming out soon and starring Will Smith, in case you haven’t heard), has already pitched an idea for a sequel. The film won’t come out until December, so I’m guessing Mark is just getting ahead of the curve. Or maybe he’s already seen cuts of the movie and thinks it’ll be a hit. Either way, he’s got a sequel ready.

This from the L.A. Times (via):

“There is no word yet on how Protosevich plans to extend the story of lone military scientist Robert Neville’s struggle to survive against a mutant populace. But it’s a good bet that he’s setting it at least 10 years in the future.”

So, er, did they just ruin the movie’s ending by telling me that Robert Neville, aka Will Smith’s character, will survive the end of this movie?

Hmm…

I am Legend Sequel

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  • P

    A sequel is a very good idea for this movie if you look at the trailers there were two or three that had Neville surrounded by the infected, they were within inches of his face while he was standing up, with mouths open ready to take a few bites out of him, also there was a very big explosion that also was not in the movie so the screen writers do have some parts in the trailers to use for the new movie, this was not in the movie they can use that as a basis for their new movie! I look forward to seeing it and I also hope that they make a TV series, I like movies where mankind go to the brink, and by the grace of GOD get a second chance to follow what he wants for us!

    There must have been someone else outside that came to investigate the explosions in the city, he Neville throw his grenade toward the middle of the infected to get the biggest effect or Alice and the boy would be eaten, they were knocked out until morning and left in the walls of the lab. Neville is surrounded by three of the infected in his destroyed lab he was knocked out during a second and bigger explosion that came from outside to blow the walls down he got knocked out and is drag from the lab by an unknown savior. It has been two weeks and he awakes to find him self with a small group of survivors that are heading to the colony that Alice spoke.

    During his stay in the colony he has been trying to perfect the process of his cute, so from time to time he and his team have to go out and trap new subjects for his experiments. Every time they go out the infected track them, and they come ever closer to the colony, during his last trek to find a new subject and while he had him at the lab he discovered that they are changing. He is in a race against time because his antivirus cure will only work for a little time, the virus is in a constant state of change they are mutating, it could be tomorrow or a few years from now, and they the infected will become and more like the vampires of legend, and those people who exists in those colonies will be completely wiped out!

  • P

    A sequel is a very good idea for this movie if you look at the trailers there were two or three that had Neville surrounded by the infected, they were within inches of his face while he was standing up, with mouths open ready to take a few bites out of him, also there was a very big explosion that also was not in the movie so the screen writers do have some parts in the trailers to use for the new movie, this was not in the movie they can use that as a basis for their new movie! I look forward to seeing it and I also hope that they make a TV series, I like movies where mankind go to the brink, and by the grace of GOD get a second chance to follow what he wants for us!

    There must have been someone else outside that came to investigate the explosions in the city, he Neville throw his grenade toward the middle of the infected to get the biggest effect or Alice and the boy would be eaten, they were knocked out until morning and left in the walls of the lab. Neville is surrounded by three of the infected in his destroyed lab he was knocked out during a second and bigger explosion that came from outside to blow the walls down he got knocked out and is drag from the lab by an unknown savior. It has been two weeks and he awakes to find him self with a small group of survivors that are heading to the colony that Alice spoke.

    During his stay in the colony he has been trying to perfect the process of his cute, so from time to time he and his team have to go out and trap new subjects for his experiments. Every time they go out the infected track them, and they come ever closer to the colony, during his last trek to find a new subject and while he had him at the lab he discovered that they are changing. He is in a race against time because his antivirus cure will only work for a little time, the virus is in a constant state of change they are mutating, it could be tomorrow or a few years from now, and they the infected will become and more like the vampires of legend, and those people who exists in those colonies will be completely wiped out!

  • P

    A sequel is a very good idea for this movie if you look at the trailers there were two or three that had Neville surrounded by the infected, they were within inches of his face while he was standing up, with mouths open ready to take a few bites out of him, also there was a very big explosion that also was not in the movie so the screen writers do have some parts in the trailers to use for the new movie, this was not in the movie they can use that as a basis for their new movie! I look forward to seeing it and I also hope that they make a TV series, I like movies where mankind go to the brink, and by the grace of GOD get a second chance to follow what he wants for us!

    There must have been someone else outside that came to investigate the explosions in the city, he Neville throw his grenade toward the middle of the infected to get the biggest effect or Alice and the boy would be eaten, they were knocked out until morning and left in the walls of the lab. Neville is surrounded by three of the infected in his destroyed lab he was knocked out during a second and bigger explosion that came from outside to blow the walls down he got knocked out and is drag from the lab by an unknown savior. It has been two weeks and he awakes to find him self with a small group of survivors that are heading to the colony that Alice spoke.

    During his stay in the colony he has been trying to perfect the process of his cute, so from time to time he and his team have to go out and trap new subjects for his experiments. Every time they go out the infected track them, and they come ever closer to the colony, during his last trek to find a new subject and while he had him at the lab he discovered that they are changing. He is in a race against time because his antivirus cure will only work for a little time, the virus is in a constant state of change they are mutating, it could be tomorrow or a few years from now, and they the infected will become and more like the vampires of legend, and those people who exists in those colonies will be completely wiped out!

  • The Worm … Doug

    I see no reason to have Neville survive the grenade blast in order to further this story, certainly not for the HUGE opportunity for the Prequel nor for the sequel. There is so much the viewers don’t know about the progression of things after the city was isolated by the blowing up of the bridges … about the struggle for survival for Neville and others that stayed behind to work “ground Zero” … hey it had to be an awesome struggle, right? and the building of security measures for his home and keeping a curious cute little Samantha, his GSD pup alive long enough to mature into his awesome canine companion! I would love to see a prequel so long as they made it good enough to entice Will Smith back to do it! The sequel does not need Will Smith though as they have the “cure” that the Legend left behind … what a story as this group of survivers set about to capture and cure as many of their former human beings even friends and family if they could actually FIND and recognize individuals. What a mind twister as they compassionately risk their lives to save horrible MONSTERS that are bent only on killing them! And don’t forget what Neville spoke into his recorder … that some of the infected were getting braver with light! Maybe becoming increasingly less sensitve to it! AND despite the original indications that these things had lost all human characteristcs, they were obviously either reovering some or else devoloping and learning as they went along! Already they had leaders making plans, even mimiking Nevilles own crafty boob trap that they turned on him. There is no limit to the stories that could generated now. Can hardly wait but I just hope they don’t screw it up! Doug

  • The Worm … Doug

    I see no reason to have Neville survive the grenade blast in order to further this story, certainly not for the HUGE opportunity for the Prequel nor for the sequel. There is so much the viewers don’t know about the progression of things after the city was isolated by the blowing up of the bridges … about the struggle for survival for Neville and others that stayed behind to work “ground Zero” … hey it had to be an awesome struggle, right? and the building of security measures for his home and keeping a curious cute little Samantha, his GSD pup alive long enough to mature into his awesome canine companion! I would love to see a prequel so long as they made it good enough to entice Will Smith back to do it! The sequel does not need Will Smith though as they have the “cure” that the Legend left behind … what a story as this group of survivers set about to capture and cure as many of their former human beings even friends and family if they could actually FIND and recognize individuals. What a mind twister as they compassionately risk their lives to save horrible MONSTERS that are bent only on killing them! And don’t forget what Neville spoke into his recorder … that some of the infected were getting braver with light! Maybe becoming increasingly less sensitve to it! AND despite the original indications that these things had lost all human characteristcs, they were obviously either reovering some or else devoloping and learning as they went along! Already they had leaders making plans, even mimiking Nevilles own crafty boob trap that they turned on him. There is no limit to the stories that could generated now. Can hardly wait but I just hope they don’t screw it up! Doug

  • The Worm … Doug

    I see no reason to have Neville survive the grenade blast in order to further this story, certainly not for the HUGE opportunity for the Prequel nor for the sequel. There is so much the viewers don’t know about the progression of things after the city was isolated by the blowing up of the bridges … about the struggle for survival for Neville and others that stayed behind to work “ground Zero” … hey it had to be an awesome struggle, right? and the building of security measures for his home and keeping a curious cute little Samantha, his GSD pup alive long enough to mature into his awesome canine companion! I would love to see a prequel so long as they made it good enough to entice Will Smith back to do it! The sequel does not need Will Smith though as they have the “cure” that the Legend left behind … what a story as this group of survivers set about to capture and cure as many of their former human beings even friends and family if they could actually FIND and recognize individuals. What a mind twister as they compassionately risk their lives to save horrible MONSTERS that are bent only on killing them! And don’t forget what Neville spoke into his recorder … that some of the infected were getting braver with light! Maybe becoming increasingly less sensitve to it! AND despite the original indications that these things had lost all human characteristcs, they were obviously either reovering some or else devoloping and learning as they went along! Already they had leaders making plans, even mimiking Nevilles own crafty boob trap that they turned on him. There is no limit to the stories that could generated now. Can hardly wait but I just hope they don’t screw it up! Doug

  • Andrew

    can anyone get me some information on how to contact mark protosevich?

  • Andrew

    can anyone get me some information on how to contact mark protosevich?

  • Andrew

    can anyone get me some information on how to contact mark protosevich?