Eager to exploit the huge box-office success ($500 million +) of the doomsday thriller I Am Legend, Will Smith is teaming again with the film's director Francis Lawrence to plan a prequel. A sequel isn't possible since Smith's character Robert Neville was killed the first film. The new story, still being finalized, will center on the last days of humanity during a plague that is systematically killing virtually everyone on earth. The pic was made twice previously as The Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price and the 1971 Charlton Heston hit The Omega Man. For more click here
Newman in his iconic role as Hud - one of the screen legend's most enduring images.
Farewell Butch Cassidy, Cool Hand Luke, Hud, Fast Eddie Felson and Hombre.It has just been learned that legendary actor Paul Newman has passed away at age 83 from complications stemming from his battle with cancer. No specific details were announced other than the Oscar-winner died on Friday. His death was not unexpected, as Newman appeared gaunt in recent months. He was one of the few remaining Hollywood legends and his remarkable career stretched back half a century. For more click here
For Cinema Retro columnist Steve Saragossi's recent tribute column to Newman click here