Alrighty then, time to talk about some film news! Yay! Today however the news isn’t exactly that of a good nature as it concerns the sequel to last year’s Chronicle film directed by Josh Trank and written by Max Landis. Anyways the following info comes from superherohype:
“A few months ago we had an update from Chronicle writer Max Landis that things were still moving along for the super-powered sequel, but now it seems things aren’t were he would like them to be. Landis wrote on Twitter that he has been off the project for months and that Fox has brought new writers to work on the sequel.
“Ultimately, I’m just very grateful to Fox for making a film as close to my original script as Chronicle was. For making the film at all. So yeah it’s sad that as of right now I’m not involved in the sequel, and don’t know what it’s about even, but ultimately I can’t complain…Chronicle 2 is still probably happening, just not with my involvement as of now. It’s a bummer, but there are no real hard feelings.”
Landis also mentioned that director Josh Trank was never attached to the sequel and likely won’t return, given he is in pre-production on the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
There were previous reports that Fox wanted to move in a different direction from Landis’ initial script. Those were at first said to be untrue but now appear to be accurate.”
Well this is certainly a darn shame. Man Landis did a right good job with Chronicle and know that he’s not on the project because of creative differences between him and 20th Century Fox sucks. I never wanted this film to have a sequel in the first place, but since Fox love their money I’m not surprised they want to get a sequel out of Chronicle. However when you get rid of the writer behind the success of the previous film and don’t have the director from the previous film either you’re gonna look a little silly. My thoughts right now is that I want this project to be immediately, but we all know that won’t happen. Let’s just wait and see who Fox gets to replace Landis and possibly Trank too.