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Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan moving forward with I Am Legend 2

Will Smith has revealed that he and Michael B. Jordan's I Am Legend sequel now has a script.

Smith starred as U.S. army virologist Robert Neville in the original 2007 science-fiction blockbuster, which is now being revisited after its screenwriter Avika Goldsman signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. earlier this year.

Early reports indicated Jordan was also on board, with Smith now confirming that he and his prospective co-star have received a script and are moving forward with the project.

According to Deadline, Smith gave the update at an In Conversation event at Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Film Festival on Saturday.

"I have a call with Michael B. Jordan tomorrow," he explained. "We're really close. I am probably giving up too much information... the script just came in."

The star also revealed how Neville's death in the first film would be changed - instating an alternate ending as canon - so he can come back for a second instalment.

"We're going with the mythology of the DVD version where my character lives and I can't tell you anymore," he explained.

The original grossed an impressive $585 million (£461 million) at the box office.