Will Smith is about to play a "Legend" of Biblical proportions.
Like "I Am Legend," however, the upcoming film will incorporate "a vampiric twist," according to Deadline. In the Bible, Cain kills his brother, Abel, and is marked by God and sent to wander th earth — a more villainous role than Will's usual heroic parts.
The star's own Overbrook Entertainment will produce the film.
Before he takes on the Old Testament, Will will reprise his role as Agent J in "Men In Black 3," which begins production this summer. The film is currently slated for a summer 2012 release.
Copyright 2010 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Bite Me: Hollywood's Sexiest Vampires!
VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Latest Star Sightings