Monday, June 13, 2022

Will Smith Getting Back to Work

Two months ago the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned Will Smith for ten years after he slapped Chris Rock during the live broadcast of the 2022 Academy Awards for making a bald joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Will is getting back to work...

From The Sun
While he may be on the Academy Awards' blacklist for a decade and face a wait for movie studios and the public to welcome him back on screen - behind closed doors, Will Smith is already working on a screen return with I Am Legend 2.
The movie, produced by his company Westbrook Studios, will see Smith reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville fighting for survival and a cure for zombies in post-apocalyptic New York City.
Insiders say that Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman, who adapted Richard Matheson's 1954 novel for the original 2007 movie, is including Smith's character in the follow-up.
While no script has been signed off in full yet, the concept will feature Smith, as Warner Brother Studios have not blocked the star's return despite his infamous Chris Rock attack, the source said.