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Action-adventure tale of 1,000 year old man Methuselah to get a complete rewrite from I Am Legend 2 scribe

Jun. 12, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Animatronic Methuselah

This is... what?

It seems that director James Watkins (THE WOMAN IN BLACK) recently wrote the first draft of a script about Methuselah, a story which "follows a 1,000-year-old man who has used his time on the planet to develop an unparalleled set of survival skills." Which I guess makes sense, because honestly, what else are you going to do with your time? If you recognize the name Methuselah, it's probably because he's the grandfather of Noah and died one week before The Flood rolled in.  Watkins is still on board to direct the movie for Warner Bros. 

And now scribe Arash Amel (GRACE OF MONACO) has been commissioned to come in and completely rewrite Watkins' script after he finishes his work on I AM LEGEND 2.  So that's definitely happening now, by the way, and is being produced by Akiva Goldsman (writer of I AM LEGEND) and Will Smith.

Hey Hollywood? Please, whatever happens with I AM LEGEND 2, just consider this.

Extra Tidbit: That picture above is of an animatronic Methuselah found in a Creation Museum in Kentucky.
Source: Variety

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2:33AM on 06/13/2012
This is cool news. What would the story be about? I guess his life. Are they gonna have to make up most of it. He wasn't mentioned much in the bible. Cool to see I Am Legend 2 is still happening! Is it a prequel, or a sequel? I wouldn't mind a sequel if it shows Will Smiths time right after he lost his wife and daughter!
This is cool news. What would the story be about? I guess his life. Are they gonna have to make up most of it. He wasn't mentioned much in the bible. Cool to see I Am Legend 2 is still happening! Is it a prequel, or a sequel? I wouldn't mind a sequel if it shows Will Smiths time right after he lost his wife and daughter!
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4:15PM on 06/12/2012

OH dude...

I just got so hard
I just got so hard
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11:55AM on 06/12/2012

Awesome Legend2...

2 type of Noah flicks this one about his pops. Plsu awesome to see Legend2 is a go wonder if its the prequel? either way great felt Iam Legend was a solid flick Will one of the few dudes who can carry a movie alone..
2 type of Noah flicks this one about his pops. Plsu awesome to see Legend2 is a go wonder if its the prequel? either way great felt Iam Legend was a solid flick Will one of the few dudes who can carry a movie alone..
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2:34AM on 06/13/2012
I agree. don't let the haters get ya down!
I agree. don't let the haters get ya down!
10:32AM on 06/12/2012

Why is this a thing? And why Methusela of all the people in the Bible?

Why not do one on Samson? I've always thought that THAT would be epic to see. Who wouldn't want to see a dude kill a thousand people with a donkey's jaw bone? NOW THAT would be an action-adventure film.
NOEP LETS MAKE IT ABOUT THE DUDE WHO GOT REAL OLD.
Why not do one on Samson? I've always thought that THAT would be epic to see. Who wouldn't want to see a dude kill a thousand people with a donkey's jaw bone? NOW THAT would be an action-adventure film.
NOEP LETS MAKE IT ABOUT THE DUDE WHO GOT REAL OLD.
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2:39AM on 06/13/2012
LOL! Yea there are SO many great stories that could be told! Samson is of course great! Joshua's Mighty Men of Valor would be great too!
LOL! Yea there are SO many great stories that could be told! Samson is of course great! Joshua's Mighty Men of Valor would be great too!
9:04AM on 06/12/2012
I am Legend 2? what now?!
I am Legend 2? what now?!
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8:27AM on 06/12/2012
Nothing in this article made me feel good.
Nothing in this article made me feel good.
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2:40AM on 06/13/2012
nothing? not one thing? bummer!
nothing? not one thing? bummer!
4:40AM on 06/13/2012
hmm lets see. Bad movie idea, untested writer, I Am Legend 2, Kentucky Creation Museum. Nope. Nothing good there.
hmm lets see. Bad movie idea, untested writer, I Am Legend 2, Kentucky Creation Museum. Nope. Nothing good there.
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