iamlegend0908.jpgFile under: should have seen it coming? Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. is gearing up to create a prequel to I Am Legend. "The studio has set D.B. Weiss to write a script that is based on a detailed outline that was hatched over the past few months by Smith," and others, and the film will show a pre-apocalyptic New York City as the final days of humanity are counted down. Since the studio wanted Smith back to reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville, a prequel was the only solution, as (spoiler alert!) his character died at the end of the first film. Get ready for another Hollywood takeover of New York's streets and bridges, and likely a slew of sold-out nights at the IMAX.