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'Chronicle 2': Max Landis Off as Writer; Fox Planning a 'Different Direction'

Chronicle is quite the unique movie specimen, which is something that becomes all the more obvious when you examine the film's individual components. That includes a Carrie-like exploration of teen angst, references to superhero and comic book pop culture, and a found-footage angle that offers built-in commentary about the generation raised on social media/digital-age tech. For those reasons, a sequel feels like an iffy proposition - from a creative perspective, anyway.

Director Josh Trank once admitted that he was nervous about the idea of making a Chronicle 2, so it didn't come as a huge surprise when he took a pass (to make the Fantastic Four reboot instead). Early buzz is that development on the sequel hasn't been a walk in the park either, judging by semi-contradictory claims made by screenwriter Max Landis - who also penned the first movie - and his father, filmmaker Jon Landis, about how receptive (or not) Fox heads are to the current script draft.

We now have an update on the situation, thanks to Max Landis (via Twitter):

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'Chronicle 2': Max Landis Off as Writer; Fox Planning a 'Different Direction'