Starring: Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell, Michael Kelly
Genre: Thriller MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to them developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities, and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.
Fox isn’t quite through with Chronicle. After the release of the 2012 film, we tracked the sequel’s progress for months. Max Landis was scripting, then we heard the studio wasn’t into the draft he turned in. Director Josh Trank moved on to the Fantastic Four reboot. Rather than rush a sequel, one of the producers, Jon Davis, shepherded this year’s Devil’s Due for Fox.
A few months ago Chronicle writer Max Landis said that things were still moving along for the super-powered sequel, but now it seems things aren’t were he would like them to be.
Landis wrote on Twitter that he has been off the project for months and that Fox has brought new writers to work on the sequel.
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…
Following the success of Chronicle, director Josh Trank’s future was up in the air. Does he do a sequel? The Fantastic Four reboot? The Spider-Man spin-off, Venom? Which project does he tackle next? Who knows? But the bottom line was: Trank was in a good place with lots of options.
Deadline is reporting he’ll – at some point – take on the video game adaptation Shadow of Colossus for Sony Pictures. And what an undertaking this film is going to be.
Alex Russell and Ansel Elgort will join Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore and Gabriella Wilde in Screen Gems’ remake of Carrie, which is getting set to shoot next month. Russell also starred in this year’s Chronicle. Later, you’ll see him in the upcoming Bait 3D.
Like most of you who were fans of this year’s found footage flick Chronicle, we are mighty curious to see where its follow-up, Chronicle 2, is going to head in terms of story.
Returning screenwriter Max Landis is the man to talk to about such a thing, of course, and in an interview with TBreak.com, he said a few things that should give you an idea of the tone. ”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.”
This season’s big hit, Chronicle, is spawning a sequel. This should come as no surprise to those who regularly read Shock Till You Drop. When we caught up to director Josh Trank, it was revealed that he – along with writer Max Landis – had mapped out more stories. Well, one of the two creators is officially back for a follow-up.