Last night, John Landis attended a double-feature in which The Wolfman played back-to-back with An American Werewolf in London at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Playlist was there to speak to Landis who offered an update on Chronicle 2.
You see, Max Landis, who penned Chronicle, is John’s son. (Sorry, had to clarify for those not keeping up with the Landis clan.) Here’s is what John had to say…
“He wrote a sequel, and it’s amazing, and the studio read it and said, ‘We want ‘Chronicle’ again!’ And he said, ‘No, this is the sequel, it’s the evolution, and they said ‘No, we want that movie again!’ So it’s difficult, we’re dealing with a difficult business.”
That is somewhat disappointing to hear. When ShockTillYouDrop.com attended a Chronicle press event, the producers sounded thrilled to hear that Landis and director Joshua Trank had mapped out enough story for three films.
Months ago, Max had this to say about the sequel’s progress: “The movie you saw [Chronicle] in the sequel, is a thing. That edited footage … is a thing. So it’s not like ‘we found this footage after these kids died’. You can’t deny cars being thrown in the air in Seattle. You saw all those helicopters. The world changed. That’s the end of Chronicle. And things are going to be different now. They can’t possibly cover up what happened.”