Max Landis’ Chronicle was one of Collider’s Most Anticipated Films for the first quarter of 2012 and was a nice little box office surprise for Fox. The studio is hoping that lightning strikes twice as Landis has been tapped to write the sequel to the found-footage superhero film. Chronicle’s plot line followed three teenagers (Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan) as they acquired superhuman powers and attempted to gain control over them. Without giving too much of the plot away, let’s just say that not all of them were able to walk the straight and narrow path. Chronicle played out in such a way that a direct sequel involving all of the principal characters would be difficult, but fans of comics know that, in the world of superhuman powers, quite literally anything is possible. Hit the jump for more on Chronicle.
Deadline reported that Landis will be gearing up to write the sequel to Chronicle. As a big fan of the original film, I’d love to see what kind of spin Landis has in store for the sequel. It’s hard to say whether or not director Josh Trank will return to direct the sequel as he was recently reported to be in talks for Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off, Venom. It will also be difficult to replicate the feel of the original, which employed “self-shot” footage from the teens documenting the testing of their superpowers. While I felt that the first film suffered from a bit of a disjointed plot towards the end, it was an overall solid effort for a group of relative newcomers. Even our Matt Goldberg enjoyed the film; you can read his review here to see for yourself. If you’re a fan of Akira, properly done found-footage films or just superheroes in general, you owe it to yourself to check out Chronicle, if you haven’t already. Check out all of our previous coverage here. Here’s the trailer for the original: