Oscars slap: Will Smith plotting return with I Am Legend 2

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Will Smith is plotting his comeback as he strikes ahead with plans for a serious new film, a supply has revealed.

Will Smith is plotting his comeback as he strikes ahead with plans for a serious new film, a supply has revealed.

Whereas he could also be on the Oscars blacklist for a decade and face a watch for film studios and the general public to welcome him again on display – behind closed doorways Smith is already engaged on a display return with I Am Legend 2, The Solar reported.

The film, which is being produced by his firm Westbrook Studios, will see Smith reprise his position as scientist Robert Neville preventing for survival and a remedy for zombies in post-apocalyptic NYC.

Insiders say that the Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman, who tailored Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel for the unique 2007 film, is together with Smith’s character within the follow-up.

Smith received approval for the primary film, co-starring Michael B Jordan, which made $585,410,052

Whereas no script has been signed off in full but, the idea will function Smith – as Warner Brother Studios haven’t blocked the star’s return regardless of his notorious Chris Rock assault, the supply stated.

Smith confronted a backlash after storming on stage at this yr’s Oscars and hitting host Rock within the face over a joke he made about his spouse Jada.

A supply advised The Solar: “The script is being written mentioning his character and as but Will stays connected to the challenge.

“The idea remains to be to be signed off by Warner Brothers, however there was no indication that Will is off the challenge.

“Clearly he’s the producer of the movie and his manufacturing firm is in cost whereas the event continues.

“The fact is that Will will make a comeback sooner or later and it is going to be merely all the way down to which studio would be the one to take an opportunity on him.

“The damaging sentiments from the general public about his profession have definitely decreased in current weeks because the world has moved on because of tales just like the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial.

“And Will himself is present process remedy and taking time away from the limelight.

“Actually Hollywood loves comeback tales the place stars seemingly achieved with the enterprise bounce again with a giant challenge akin to with Robert Downey Junior, Mel Gibson, Drew Barrymore and Winona Ryder.

“In two years time things might look very completely different – and Will might return to the display.”

Final month Sony boss Tom Rothman revealed that Dangerous Boys 4 was nonetheless being checked out regardless that experiences claimed it was on maintain – and Smith had not been dominated out.

Talking at Cinemacon, he stated: “That film’s been in growth and nonetheless is. There weren’t any brakes to pump as a result of the automobile wasn’t shifting.

“That was a really unlucky factor that occurred, and I don’t suppose it’s actually my place to remark, besides to say that I’ve recognized Will Smith for a few years, and I do know him to be a great individual.

“That was an instance of an excellent individual having a really dangerous second, in entrance of the world.

“I imagine his apology and remorse is real, and I imagine in forgiveness and redemption.”

Final month, Smith revealed in an interview with David Letterman that he had a psychedelic drug-fuelled imaginative and prescient that his profession could be “destroyed”, earlier than attacking host Rock on the Oscars.

Smith recalled a premonition of the type that he skilled whereas below the consequences of ayahuasca – a psychoactive natural drink that reportedly holds some hallucinogenic properties.

The Dangerous Boys’ star prediction of his fall from grace did go away him with one optimistic outlook of being sure that: “I can deal with something that this life has to supply me.”

Smith, talking to US host David Letterman, stated: “When you drink it, you’re going to see your self in a method you’ve by no means seen your self.

“One of many experiences was the person, most hellish psychological expertise of my life.”

Smith stated he had the imaginative and prescient that his palatial home, his wealth and unparalleled profession could be ripped from him throughout a spell of two years during which he defined ingesting the psychedelic drug almost 15 occasions.

“I’m consuming, I’m sitting there, after which, all the sudden, it’s like I begin seeing all of my cash flying away, and my house is flying away, and my profession is gone away,’” Smith recalled.

Smith stated he got here to when he heard his daughter, Willow Smith, calling out for his assist.

His feedback got here in My Subsequent Visitor Wants No Introduction, which was taped months earlier than the viral slap.

The Solar reached out to representatives for Will Smith and Westbrook Productions for remark.

This story was initially printed by The Solar and has been reproduced right here with permission.

Initially printed as Will Smith is plotting return to film screens with I Am Legend 2 after Oscars slap

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