The small budget found-footage superhero film "Chronicle" became a huge success, both in terms of monetary standards as well as being met with extremely positive reviews. News has been floating around about a sequel and now we have a healthy update on the script, from screenwriter Max Landis.
We know that director Josh Trank, who made his first big impression with the debut feature film, is going to start shooting the "Fantastic Four" reboot for a 2015 release date. That would unsurprisingly put "Chronicle 2" on the back-burner, but according to Landis, the film is certainly not in any trouble.
On the development, Landis stated:
"Chronicle 2 is in an interesting place right now. It’s moving along. There was this whole announcement that they wanted to just do the same thing again because my father said that. My father is not involved in ‘Chronicle 2.’ He doesn’t know the process, it was not his place to say that. The truth is when you have a movie that was as successful as ‘Chronicle’ was, it’s not as quick of a process. There are a lot more voices coming in and saying "This is what the sequel should be" because there’s a bigger expectation and a bigger fear of failure. And that’s really what’s going on with ‘Chronicle 2.’ Josh (Trank) is directing ‘Fantastic Four.’ I’m doing a hundred other movies. ‘Chronicle 2′ has become this question of "How do we all make a movie that we all respect?" And that’s true to what ‘Chronicle’ is. There’s no one at the studio who wants to make a bad movie. They all want to make a good movie just as much as I do. We’re not fighting."
Landis went on to say that the script is "a really dark script" and that it was very well received by the studio. Well there you have it. It definitely sounds like we are still going to get a sequel, which makes us all very happy. Why wouldn't Fox want to make it, right? It put them on the map in a solid way for that type of film, so now it's just a matter of being patient and enjoying the slate they have planned.
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