Max Landis Updates Chronicle 2

Chronicle (2012) Movie PosterWARNING: In case you haven’t seen the first “Chronicle”, I would recommend not reading on because this article contains SPOILERS about the first movie.

Max Landis, one of the co-writers of “Chronicle” (along with director Josh Trank), is currently banging away at the script for “Chronicle 2″ for Fox. The biggest questions about a sequel to “Chronicle” is how will the world react to the presence of superpowered beings that can throw cars around with their minds, what is that weird glowing alien thingie in the cave, and will director Josh Trank return to direct? Landis has answers.

On what to expect from the sequel:

Small spoiler – 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 this 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.

On Trank’s possible involvement, Landis pretty much confirms what we already suspected — with all the balls he’s currently juggling (from the “Venom” movie to the “Fantastic Four” reboot to an adaptation of the comic book “Red Star”), it’s highly unlikely Trank will have the time (and perhaps, the inclination) to return to the world of “Chronicle”:

Probably not. Josh is all over the place with other projects. I’m also all over the place with other projects, but ‘Chronicle’ is really my baby. Josh will probably be involved in some respect but right now I just want to get the script done.

On who to expect back for the sequel:

I loved Matt, and I felt really bad for him because I understood just how emotionally lazy he is and how he doesn’t really do what he’s doing. And that’s why I’m putting him through hell in (Chronicle) 2.

Fantastic news. I like Matt myself, and from a purely narrative perspective, having someone from the first movie back is preferable to what I was afraid they would do, a kind of, “Hey, it happened to THESE new batch of kids, too!” I.e. rebooting it without actually using the word reboot.

“Chronicle”, by the way, lands on DVD and Blu-ray May 15, 2012.

Alex Russell and Dane DeHaan in Chronicle (2012) Movie Image

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