I seem to have a much greater appreciation and liking for Francis Lawrence‘s feature film debut, Constantine, than most, which is why news that he will be helming the big screen adaptation of Richard Matheson’s “I Am Legend” has me so giddy.
The film is set up over at Warner Bros. and Lawrence is currently supervising a rewrite of Mark Protosevich’s script.
The story has been on the big screen twice, both times under a different name. Vincent Price starred in the 1964 pic The Last Man on Earth, and Charlton Heston toplined The Omega Man.
Lawrence and producers are currently eyeing a 2006 start.