Will Smith is 'devising his big movie comeback with self-produced I Am Legend sequel'... after Chris Rock Oscars slap controversy

Will Smith is allegedly devising his big movie comeback, following his highly-publicised Oscars controversy in March were he slapped Chris Rock on-stage.

Having been slapped with a ban on attending The Academy Awards for ten years,

the actor, 53, is reportedly taking matters into his own hands with a self-produced sequel to his 2007 film, I Am Legend, via his company Westbrook Media.

An insider told The Sun: 'The script is being written mentioning his character and as yet Will remains attached to the project.

'The concept is still to be signed off by Warner Brothers, but there has been no indication that Will is off the project.

Obviously he is the producer of the film and his production company is in charge while the development continues. And Will himself is undergoing therapy and taking time away from the limelight.'

The follow-up dystopian picture would see The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star return to his role as Robert Neville, working to cure a zombie apocalypse in New York.