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Max Landis Leaves ‘Chronicle 2’ Writing Role

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The sequel to to 2012’s surprising dramatic sci-fi hit CHRONICLE has lost it’s writer, Max Landis, who announced on Twitter today that he was no longer involved in CHRONICLE 2.  CHRONICLE documented the aftermath of three high school friends who discover they have super powers and start to embrace their darker sides when they realise just what they are capable of.  The realistic writing was a highlight of the movie that blended superhero action with the human aspects of a regular teenagers existence.

Here’s what Landis had to say about the departure:

“I’ve been off ‘Chronicle 2’ for months now. Fox had a different direction they wanted to take the series. Ultimately, I’m just very grateful to Fox for making a film as close to my original script as ‘Chronicle’ was. For making the film at all. So yeah, it’s sad that as of right now I’m not involved in the sequel, and don’t know what it’s about even, but ultimately I can’t complain. The truth is, when you’re successful as a screenwriter, you have to just take everything in stride. That’s like more than half the job.

‘Chronicle 2’ is still probably happening, just not with my involvement as of now. It’s a bummer, but there are no real hard feelings. They hired new writers on it. I’m sure they’ll announce soon. Just hope this answers the questions I’ve been getting everyday.”

The film helped propel the careers of the lead actors with Dane Dehaan having just wrapped his role as Harry Osbourn on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 and Michael B Jordan the man of the moment for his starring role in festival hit FRUITVALE STATION.

Not much is known about the sequel including no director having been confirmed. Lets hope the new writers that  have been lined up stay true to CHRONICLE’S origins and keep the originality the first film had whilst making some fresh choices for the sequel.

Source: Firstshowing

Originally from deep in the London suburbs Vicky is now enjoying the novelty of being able to catch a night bus home from anywhere in the city. Her favourite films are anything John Hughes is involved in, SAY ANYTHING and DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Don't mention the rumour she once served cold tea to Robert Webb and Olivia Coleman. Find her on twitter @chafferty

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