So Will Smith starred in the second film based on Richard Matheson’s “I Am Legend,” the version that actually used that title.
The one starring Chuck Heston? “The Omega Man.”
Now Will’s got another trip to the sci-fi well, “Gemini Man,” about an assassin cloned by Big Brother (Clive Owen is Big Brother’s cousin, twice removed) and forced to face the younger version of himself.
Early word on this has been bad, but Smith’s overcome “bad” or at least “listless” (“Aladdin”) before.
“Gemini Man” opens Friday and may be hard-pressed to chase “Joker” off the top of the box office mountain. Because “Joker” just set another Oct. record — best Monday in Oct. EVER.