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