“Chronicle” didn’t set out to great expectations but managed to win over critics and audiences alike. An unwritten Hollywood rule says that, in such cases, a sequel must be made – so one for “Chronicle” is now in the works.
Focusing on the amazing story of a group of kids who suddenly discover they have superpowers, which they will naturally use to meet their own purposes and not for some abstract notion of the good of mankind, “Chronicle” is one of the few, really well accomplished faux “documentaries” made with the found footage technique.
One would expect a sequel to look beyond the events in the first film, but screenwriter Max Landis, who penned the original and is now working on the followup, will deliver more of the same, so says his father, director John Landis.
Apparently, the idea of an evolution in the franchise did not sit well with Fox, the movie studio.
“[Max] 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,” John Landis says for The Playlist.
For the time being, “Chronicle 2” is still in early development stages.