The “found footage” movie that made its way into two of our “Most Anticipated” lists is beginning to rev up its marketing engine. Chronicle, which debuted its first trailer back in October, recently released two clips entitled “The Discovery” and “The Baseball Test.” The first clip is essentially a teaser about how three teenagers acquire telekinesis and other superpowers, but it does a nice job of setting up the dynamic among them. The second clip features the guys testing out their new found powers and contains hilarious moments of schadenfreude; it also happens to give nice foreshadowing in a subtle, yet unnerving performance by Dane DeHaan (True Blood). Unfortunately, the poor quality of the CG baseball doesn’t bode well for the rest of the film. Hit the jump to check out the clips and a new poster for Chronicle.
The clips that follow below come courtesy of Chronicle’s Facebook page. Be sure to check out the French poster beneath them, courtesy of OhMyGore (via ShockTillYouDrop ). The story originally centered around three Portland teens who obtain superpowers, but as you can clearly see from the poster, the setting has moved to Seattle so that they might wreak a little havoc on the Space Needle.
Chronicle, directed by Josh Trank (The Kill Point), also stars Michael B. Jordan (Red Tails), Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) and Alex Russell (Wasted on the Young). The film opens February 3rd. Catch up on all of our previous Chronicle coverage here.