Chronicle was one of the most original found-footage to come out. It took a spin on the superhero genre and turned out to be a pretty entertaining flick. Since then, director Josh Trank and writer Max Landis, have been trying to come up with a good plot for the sequel of the film. It seems that they’ve gotten over their writers block by the comments below. Check out what Landis had to say in a recent interview with IGN.
“CHRONICLE 2 is in an interesting place right now. It’s moving along”, Landis Jr explained. “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.”
I understand they don’t want to ruin the groundwork they’ve already laid with the first film. It’s refreshing to know they aren’t going to rush into a sequel just to make money. Landis also mentioned what kind of tone we’d expect from the film.
“The report came out that they didn’t like my script. They liked my script. It’s just a really dark script. The question is more of ‘How do we all compromise to get something we want?’ And that’s an incredibly slow process. Landis concluded by stating that CHRONICLE 2 will definitely happen, and claiming to be “60-75% sure that it will be a pretty damn good movie.”
Whenever it actually does come out, I know I’ll be there to see it. Stay Tuned here to DFAT for more Chronicle 2 news.