Max Landis Returning to Write Sequel to Super Powered 'Chronicle'

March 8, 2012
Source: Deadline


It seems to be sequel week in Hollywood (though I guess that could be said about every week) as 21 Jump Street and Project X have had sequels mentioned recently, and the trailer for Men in Black 3 also showed up a few days ago. Now we have news on yet another sequel as Deadline reports Max Landis (son of veteran filmmaker John Landis), who wrote the surprise found footage superhero hit Chronicle, has just been hired to write a sequel to the film. The original followed three high school friends who gain superpowers but find their friendships tested as one of them starts to abuse his powers and lose control of his emotions.

There's no telling what the sequel will focus on as not all of the main characters were alive by the end of the film (though we won't spoil which ones). Likely the film will dive further into the responsibility of having superpowers, and this could turn into a superhero franchise that didn't come from a comic book. However, the found footage aspect of the film should probably be ditched since it only added a slight sense of style to the film and didn't make much sense in the practical sense of it being "found" footage. I'm at least interested to see what Landis does with the sequel, but I'm a bit skeptical about catching lightning in a bottle twice.

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  • Danimal
    Let the overkill begin.
  • spyder
    sounds good, but i hope its not gona be found footage again.
  • There is the thing about finding out how it came to be that they got the powers, based on what the dude at the end says. I think it could be good. I wasn't so sure about what would happen in the first film, but it was pretty enjoyable.
  • Xerxexx
    I'd see it. Make it a mockumentary.
  • I don't know about this. Loved Chronicle.
  • Max should write a film for his dad. Do that instead Max. Make that your new favorite.
  • ur_babys_daddy
    Was I the only one who liked Chris Evan's Push? That's what it would be like without the "found footage" but with more hype.
    • I liked Push too. It was decent.
  • I thought they wrapped up Chronicle quite nicely. No need for more.
  • VA_Jay
    Just do me a favor and DON'T SHOW THE WHOLE DAMN MOVIE IN THE TRAILERS this time ok. Don't put every single fucking plot point in the previews and leave me with me a mediocre ending. Do these simple things and we'll be fine.
    • VA_Jay
      Seriously everyone that keeps saying this movie was so great tell me how? I mean the airplane almost hitting them in the sky, saw it in the previews. When he threw the bus at him, saw it in the previews. When Adam robbed the store, saw it in the previews. When Adam fought the bullies, saw it in the previews. Adam disintegrating the spider, saw it in the previews. How they get their powers, saw it in the previews. Them playing baseball with their powers, saw it in the previewa. I was even able to figure out, before seeing the movie, that Steve was gonna die because he was never in any later scenes, in the what? in the previews. Idk maybe I'm being too hard. But I come on FS daily. FS had every single trailer for chronicle. If you watched all those trailers the way I did, I just don't see how you could've been entertained or surprised by anything that happened in this movie.
      • Damn
        Don't watch trailers. Problem solved.
        • VA_Jay
           How do I get excited about a movie and know what's going on if I don't see the trailer. So I'm just suppose to look at a title and then go see a movie without knowing anything about it. DAMN THAT WAS STUPID. STFU PROBLEM SOLVED
      • GregDinskisk
         I don't think you have to necessarily 'surprised' to enjoy a movie. People seem to think to have a good movie, you have to have a twist ending. Look at M. Night Shamalostinhisname! His movies ALL have a twist ending (most at least), and one is good, one is watchable, and the rest are crap. Chronicle didn't exactly have a twist ending, but the execution of it all was fantastic, and extremely well done. I did see all of the trailers, by the way, and I saw it twice in theaters, and enjoyed it both times.
  • JWR156
    I can't believe Landis is writing himself in to this film as a main character. I think he should stick with writing and leave the acting to the professionals.




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