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'Chronicle 2' Moves Ahead With A New Writer

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 1, 2014 9:05 AM
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Since the superhero found-footage film “Chronicle” became a sleeper hit in 2012, director Josh Trank has moved on to the “Fantastic Four” reboot bringing along Michael B. Jordan, and writer Max Landis was dumped by the studio as a result of creative differences, leaving the planned sequel in a stalled state. Now, after nine months, Fox has finally found their new writer.

Max Landis Says 'Chronicle 2' Would Have Been Called 'Martyr,' Spills Plot Details

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 12, 2013 12:31 PM
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Writer Max Landis has never failed in being a wellspring of ideas, whether on his rapid-fire Twitter feed or on-camera describing Superman's values. But the most-lobbied amount of hints—and now musings on missed potential—rests with “Chronicle 2,” the sequel to Josh Trank's Landis-penned superhero hit. For some time, rumors flew that 20th Century Fox weren't pleased with the young screenwriter's vision, now leading to the fact that they're moving on without him, but that news hasn't stopped Landis from discussing what could've been.

Dad Was Right: 'Chronicle 2' Moving On Without Writer Max Landis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 10:17 AM
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Parents just don't understand... or wait, maybe they totally, really do. Last fall, Papa John Landis revealed that all was not well between Fox and his son/screenwriter/director Max Landis. The kid was working on a script for the sequel to the surprise smash hit "Chronicle," but apparently suits at the studio didn't dig it. “He wrote a sequel, and it’s amazing, and the studio read it and said, ‘We want ‘Chronicle’ again!’ And he said, ‘No, this is the sequel, it’s the evolution, and they said ‘No, we want that movie again!’ So it’s difficult, we’re dealing with a difficult business," Dad Landis said in October. But this spring, Max Landis was all, "My father is not involved in 'Chronicle 2.' It was not his place to say that." Turns out Dad might have seen the writing on the wall a long, long time ago.

Oh Dad, You Don't Know Nuthin! Max Landis Says 'Chronicle 2' Not Troubled; Still In Development

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 9, 2013 6:53 PM
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You've got to love the teenager who puts his out-of-touch dad on blast. OK, that's not exactly the deal, but it's what this story comically reminds us of. It starts with Dad, venerable '80s filmmaker John Landis ("The Blues Brothers," "Trading Places," Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" video), saying that his son, Max Landis' sequel project, "Chronicle 2," is somewhat troubled. And it started on The Playlist.

John Landis Says Fox Doesn't Love Max Landis' 'Chronicle 2' Script, His Paris-Set Monster Movie Is Dead For Now & Talks Hardships Of 'American Werewolf'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 10, 2012 4:16 PM
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While much has been said about Universal Studios not having a standout year at the box office, or at least one befitting of the landmark studio's 100th Anniversary this year, you’d barely be able to tell by the rate at which they’re celebrating. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has played a large part in this celebration, running a repertory screening series entitled “Universal’s Legacy of Horror,” which kicked off last week in Los Angeles with a Guillermo Del Toro hosted double bill of “Bride of Frankenstein” and the Bela Lugosi-starring “Dracula.” Last night AMPAS played the classic 1941 tale “The Wolfman” with Lon Chaney, along with the most recent film playing in the series – “Animal House” writer-director John Landis’ “An American Werewolf in London.”

Max Landis Talks 'Chronicle 2': Says Josh Trank Unlikely To Direct, Matt Will Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2012 6:33 PM
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It would seem with the glut of superhero movies it's becoming increasingly challenging to tell the story of someone possessing great powers and learning how to deal with them in a fresh and original way, but writer Max Landis and director Josh Trank did just that with "Chronicle." The duo imbued the familiar story of teenagers acquiring some extraordinary skills and pitched it against the pain of adolescene with stakes that weren't rooted in some kind of grand plot against the world (indeed, there was no real villain) but instead in the emotional turmoil of the characters. And thrown against some incredibly exciting set pieces, it was definitely one of the most fun times we've had at the movies so far this year.

So, 'Chronicle' Director Josh Trank Is Working On A 'Fantastic Four' Reboot After All; 'Chronicle 2' Moving Forward

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 27, 2012 3:32 PM
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Tom Rothman has been dropping truth bombs all over CinemaCon. Already dishing out morsels about a possible New Mutants movie and revealing that, by hook or by crook, it will be Ridley Scott's version of "Prometheus" we see at the multiplex on June 8th, he delivered another interesting little nugget.

Max Landis Returns To Write 'Chronicle 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 10:41 PM
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It has been a good week for the filmmakers behind the found footage hit "Chronicle." Just yesterday, it was reported that director Josh Trank was talking with Sony about doing their "Spider-Man" spinoff "Venom" and now another good piece of news has arrived. Screenwriter Max Landis has been re-upped to pen "Chronicle 2," but whether Trank will come back remains to be seen.

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