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Writer of Chronicle Discusses Sequel

POSTED ON: 2013-08-13 08:12:47 - POSTED BY: themoviejudge

Chronicle is one of the coolest superhero movies to date, well, if you could even define it in the superhero genre. It's an odd one to put your finger on, as It's a mashup of Sci-Fi & a documentary style approach to the movie. Throughout movie land It's been fairly well noted that Max Landis the writer of Chronicle hasn't seen eye to eye about the vision of Chronicle 2 with the big boys over at FOX Studios. Well at seems as though Max's artistic vision and FOX just couldn't work it out, he's dropped out of the sequel, here's what he reported.

In retrospect, I’m not even sure if fans of the first film would’ve been ready or eager for my second installment of Chronicle as originally written. Gone was the aspirational "what would you do," gone were the pranks and bromance, gone were lovely tragic Andrew and hopeful, bright Steve. In their place was a dark, frustratingly unblinking stare into a complicated world that posed the question is it worth it to be a he told from the point of view of a heartbroken and insane woman who would martyr herself to the cause of being the world’s first villain. It was, in my estimation, a sequel that elaborated on the ideas and situations from the first to create a different genre of movie. In the best of worlds, in my optimisitc but wildly prejudiced eyes, this could make it an Aliens, a Terminator 2…in the worst a Grease 2. So at the end of the day, maybe it’s better that Martyr never saw the light of day. Sad I didn’t get to do some of my other versions.

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