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‘Chronicle 2’ Writer Says Movie Is Definitely Happening, Is “60-75 Percent Sure” It Will Be Good

A few months ago we filed a report on the state of the upcoming sequel to Chronicle, in which John Landis (father of writer Max Landis) stated that Fox wasn’t entirely happy with the new script, “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.

Max Landis took some time over the weekend at Middle East Comic-Con to speak with IGN about the film. Among other things, he clarified that his father was perhaps talking out of turn. “[He’s] not involved in Chronicle 2. He doesn’t know the process. It was not his place to say that.” Landis added that the new film would be dark, and perhaps that’s the stumbling block. “The report came out that they [the studio] 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.

This still sort of sounds like they didn’t like it if you define “liking it” as “wanting to make it.” However, Landis concluded the interview by saying the movie is definitely happening and, “60-75% sure that it will be a pretty damn good movie.” I actually really enjoyed the first film, placing it on several “Best Of 2012” lists for the site. Let’s hope that the odds for the sequel increase steadily as the process chugs along.



  • Aaron Emery

    “Chronicle’ was great, it was also pretty dark. I would like to see what he has in mind for a darker sequel, could be cool.

  • Zombie-Killa

    “60-75% sure that it will be a pretty damn good movie.”

    ……why would you come out and say something like this???? You should be 100% sure, even if you’re lying. Shit, at least try and convince me to go out of my way and watch this in theaters. I mean, Papa Johns pizza is terrible (probably the worst pizza on Earth), but they try and make you believe it’s the best pizza around with those awful commercials, and that “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza” BS. lol.

    Yeah, I liked Chronicle, and the kid, who played Andrew made the movie for me. He was just excellent, but a sequel? Eh, I MIGHT wait on the DVD.

    • Incinerated

      Optimistically, maybe the 60-75% is about how well he thinks the script will survive the studio compromises–not that a 100% quality script wasn’t written.

      • Zombie-Killa

        Ah, didn’t think about it like that. Good point.

        • Spike0037

          or he could have meant the he’s 65-75% sure that the fans of the first one will embrace this one

          • Zombie-Killa

            That’s something to consider also, Spike. Damn, maybe I took it the wrong way! lol.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I loved Chronicle so much. I really hope the studio lets him do what he wants to do with the sequel.

  • dirtyghettok

    “60-75% sure that it will be a pretty damn good movie.” Now thats some candid honesty I can respect.. That right there has got me interested in this one since the first one was, eh,, meh, to me.

  • chambertlo

    ‘Chronicle’, for me, was everything the ‘X-men” films should have been. I loved it so much, it is probably one the few found-footage films that really left an impact on me.
    Here’s to hoping that sequel is not only darker, but also more mature, and features a female this time. 3 dudes was cool, but I wanted more variety.

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