Fox Acquires Max Landis' Superpower Spec Script 'Chronicle'
This could either be good, or really cheesy. Heat Vision reports that 20th Century Fox is "in negotiations" to acquire a spec script by Max Landis, son of John Landis, titled Chronicle that's a super-powered thriller of sorts. The plot focuses on the lives of three Portland teens that become exposed to a mysterious substance in the woods, and, as a result, begin to develop incredible powers. They work together to hone their skills for fun, until personal problems begin to turn them against one another. It'll be shot documentary-style like Paranormal Activity or The Last Exorcism and first-time feature director Josh Trank will helm the project.
Josh Trank previously directed a web series called "Killpoint" in 2007 and was the editor on Big Fan, Robert Siegel's indie starring Patton Oswalt. He's also the son of documentary filmmaker Richard Trank, who won a best documentary Oscar as a producer on 1997's The Long Way Home. Let's hope he's learned a thing or two from his father, because this might be really cool if they can pull it off perfectly. I'm reminded of those crazy Ratchet and Clank commercials, something with a feel like that. I think that would be pretty awesome to see, but who knows what the exact tone and style of this will be this early. We'll keep you updated on its status.
Update: Added this video below called 'Stabbing at Leia's 22nd Birthday' that was shot by Josh Trank, who will be directing Chronicle - the official title (not plural). Might give you a better idea of the style to expect?