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Published On: Sat, Apr 13th, 2013

Writer Max Landis says ‘Chronicle 2’ is a ‘really dark script’

20th Century Fox was moving forward on a sequel to Chronicle soon after Josh Trank’s film began performing very well at the box office.

While little has developed recently, writer Max Landis was brought in again to pen the sequel and now discusses the project with IGN.

chronicle-movie-image-dane-dehaanChronicle 2 is in an interesting place right now. It’s moving along. 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 Chroniclewas, 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. Josh [Trank] is directingFantastic Four. I’m doing a hundred other movies. Chronicle 2 has become this question of ‘How do we all make a movie that we all respect?’. and that’s true to what Chronicle is. There’s no one at the studio who wants to make a bad movie. They all want to make a good movie just as much as I do. We’re not fighting.”

Landis went on to directly address John’s comments regarding Fox’s reaction to his script:

“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.”

The screenwriter went on to say that the film “will happen eventually,” but as with many properties in development, it appears that Chronicle 2 is far down the road.

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