‘Chronicle’ Trailers, Clips & Viral Video: Telekinetic Pranks & Flying People

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 1st, 2012 at 5:09 pm,

Chronicle movie 2012 trailer clips  Chronicle Trailers, Clips & Viral Video: Telekinetic Pranks & Flying People

[UPDATE: We've added the final Chronicle trailer below.]

The found-footage film Chronicle has largely flown under the radar, as far as awareness amongst casual moviegoers is concerned – but that awareness has been growing exponentially in the last few weeks, thanks to a successful PR campaign of trailers and TV spots, which have caught the interest of millions.

For those still unaware: Chronicle tells the story of three teenagers who happen upon a strange discovery that leaves them endowed with telekinetic abilities. However, like most teenagers, the boys don’t have the maturity or stability to manage their newfound powers, and things quickly spiral out of control as the bonds of their friendship begin to crack, and the powers become a threat that none of them is prepared for.

Today we have an entire Chronicle preparedness kit put together, to help those only now hearing about the film get a better look at what it’s about, and whether it’s something they’d be interested in seeing. The movie stars Michael B. Jordan (The Wire) and Alex Russell (Almost Kings) as “Steve” and “Matt,” with Dane DeHaan (In Treatment) playing “Andrew,” the more shy and feeble member of the trio who (surprise, surprise) turns out to be the most powerful and dangerous mind of all (a la Tetsuo in Akira).

Check out the original trailer, some clips and the just added final trailer from Chronicle, which show the boys pulling some telekinetic pranks on an unaware populace, as well as exploring the application of their abilities:

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And here is the final trailer for the film

Chronicle Viral Marketing Shocks New York City

In a very bold and clever attempt to gain notice for Chronicel, 20the Century Fox reached out to viral marketing firm Thinkmodo, which put together a viral marketing stunt involving dressing specialized model airplanes to look like people. These planes were then launched over the Hudson River for three brief flights, controlled by AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) members.

Video of the stunt (recorded by the Thinkmodo) has now gone viral, with millions of people tuning in to find out just what the heck those “flying people” were all about. Check out the impressive viral stunt in the video below:

Thinkmodo (which also staged the headline-grabbing Times Square video monitor “hack” to promote Limitless last year) is on a definite roll, and Chronicle is a film that we will be definitely be checking out here at Screen Rant. Check back on Friday for our official review of the film.

Chronicle will be in theaters on February 3, 2012.

Source: 20th Century Fox & Yahoo

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  1. This will be either a huge hit or a massive flop.
    Or maybe a huge massive floppy hit…

    • “Or maybe a huge massive floppy hit…” -Ala Transformers. lol

  2. this looks intense!

  3. I really want this movie to be good, closest thing to Akira I’ve seen so far. That viral campaign was BRILLIANT, WOW! Hope Thinkmodo got paid top dollar for that execution.

  4. Been tracking this one and looking foward to it, may not be a moajor hit, but looks to be a fun ride. Not another reboot!

  5. i want one of them to scream “MY NAME IS SYLAR”

    and then go on a freaking rampage.

  6. i just wish this wouldve been a regular film and not another POV film. it wouldve still been just as intriguing

  7. Just seen this movie at a late screening last night. 11pm and the cinema was packed with under 27 year old’s (mostly male, and a surprising number of African Brits) for those interested in demographics. This bodes well…i predict a hit,

    As for the film. I loved it, and the pov worked well, but then i like that genre. It works because it brings heightened realism. I got a fright at one point, but mostly i was enthralled with the flying fight scenes ( think Neo v Smith…but better).

    Only one small gripe. If these guys are pov recording on the hoof, then why are they wearing foundation? It’s noticeable but didn’t spoil my enjoyment…that was left to a certain segment of our community who treat a cinema like their private living room.

  8. I hope this plays at the IMAX and in HD!! Can’t wait to see this!

  9. I have a question, for anyone who has seen it yet: Is there any actual invulnerability in the movie or was that fork scene in the trailers just BS???

    • Watch the clips above. They can get hurt. At least at first anyway.

  10. Oh, I’m so watching this! Wonder when it hits Scandinavia?

  11. I am surprisingly shocked. I thought this was going to be another lame duck akin to the crappy, “I am number 4″ but the reviews are very positive thus far on RT.

    • I’ll be honest. I agree with RT about half the time. Not reliable enough for the movies I watch.

  12. I have been waiting for this one for a while. I hope it ends up being as good as i’ve built it up to be. in my mind, It’s hard to go wrong when you mix children and super powers.

  13. I want those powers. I will be checking out this movie.

  14. I will be checking this one out. Looks good.