CHRONICLE Writer Max Landis Says Sequel Is Moving Forward Without Him

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Chronicle surprised in February 2012, grossing $127 million worldwide on a $12 million budget.  Fox announced a sequel shortly after the release, hiring Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis to script the follow-up.  Development slowed over the last year and a half, though.  A rumor surfaced that Fox was unhappy with Landis’ script for Chronicle 2.  Landis responded to claim that Fox liked the script, but the dark tone raised the question, “How do we all compromise to get something we want?”

Landis and Fox were unable to find that compromise, as Landis revealed on Twitter that while Chronicle 2 is “still probably happening,” Fox hired other writers and will not be moving forward with Landis’ script.  If you are unfamiliar with Landis’ persona, he is refreshingly candid, so his Twitter stream is worth a look after the jump.

 

I really enjoyed Chronicle and was eager to see the dark direction Landis, a promising new voice, wanted to take the sequel.  Alas, it’s not meant to be.  If Chronicle 2 is still on the way, I believe Landis is right when he says Fox will announce more information soon—Landis may even have shortened the window.

Landis has plenty of work outside the Chronicle universe coming with several scripts in development, including a Frankenstein project starring Daniel Radcliffe.  He begins production on his directorial debut, Me Him Her, on Monday.  And Landis promises another online Superman video to follow up his viral breakdown of The Death and Return of Superman and Man of Steel.

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  • Khan

    Please stop screwing over the young / refreshing voices !

    • Strong Enough

      oh please! Max Landis is a spoiled douche. this is the same guy who screamed outside a comic con party that wouldn’t let him in “YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!” He talks such a big game and acts like he is such a fucking big shot but only has one movie made and tons of scripts in development hell. there is nothing refreshing about nepotism.

    • Strong Enough

      oh please! Max Landis is a spoiled douche. this is the same guy who screamed outside a comic con party that wouldn’t let him in “YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!” He talks such a big game and acts like he is such a fucking big shot but only has one movie made and tons of scripts in development hell. there is nothing refreshing about nepotism.

  • Khan

    Please stop screwing over the young / refreshing voices !

  • SombreroMacReady

    Well that sucks. He comes off a bit of an arrogant prat on twitter sometimes, but he wrote a damn good film.

    SPOILERS

    They killed of 2/3 of the main cast in the first one, so can someone explain the appeal of a second film if not to see Landis’s spin on sequels?

  • SombreroMacReady

    Well that sucks. He comes off a bit of an arrogant prat on twitter sometimes, but he wrote a damn good film.

    SPOILERS

    They killed of 2/3 of the main cast in the first one, so can someone explain the appeal of a second film if not to see Landis’s spin on sequels?

  • Fadein

    Yeah…total douche. I thought everyone around town knew that?

  • Fadein

    Yeah…total douche. I thought everyone around town knew that?

  • Joseph M

    That’s what he gets for publicly mocking the dumb Man Of Steel script. I wish he brought up the yellow sun we saw on Krypton. Reboots are like in-breeding. The more you replicate, the worse the final result.

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  • Harry Palm

    ‘Chronicle’ had a writer?

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  • paul h

    Well… that blows, tho kinda expected after his previous comments about how Fox wanted a sequel more like the original.

    As Chronicle was an origin story (for all intents & purposes) Chronicle 1.5 is the last thing I have interest in watching.

    So much for things changing at Fox after TR left…

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