The "found footage" technique of moviemaking has become pervasive in the horror genre after the success of Paranormal Activity. How well will it work with superheroes? We'll find out in director Josh Trank's debut movie Chronicle, which follows three high school students (Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell) who develop superpowers like invulnerability and telekinesis after finding a mysterious substance near an unexplained crater.
Chronicle isn't based on a comic book, but Max Landis' script certainly deals with the themes — "with great power comes great responsibility" comes to mind, as some of the movie's preview clips have shown that the three friends don't all decide to use their new powers for good. watch the clips >> Posted 01.31.12 by Ryan
What would you do if you suddenly had superpowers? In comic books, those that develop superpowers usually try to use them for good, but director Josh Trank's debut movie Chronicle takes a more realistic approach about how real people might react when given the "great responsibility" of superpowers.
In the "found footage" movie, Dane DeHaan (Amigo), Michael B. Jordan (Red Tails) and Alex Russell (The Wheeler Boys) play three high school students who develop superpowers like invulnerability and telekinesis after finding a mysterious substance near an unexplained crater. Two previously released preview clips have shown the boys finding the crater and demonstrating their newfound powers by throwing baseballs at each other, while another showed one (DeHaan) starting to use his powers for destructive means. MTV has released a new clip from the movie which shows the boys in more innocent times, studying telekinesis and then using that same power to play a prank on some female students standing nearby. watch the clip >> Posted 01.19.12 by Ryan
While there are variations on whether the project is dead or alive, one thing is for sure, the Americanized-adaptation of Akira is in trouble. THR reports that Warner Bros. has shut down production offices in Vancouver. "Everybody is being sent home," an insider told the site. What went wrong? Seemingly everything, as script, budget and casting issues continue to plague the long-gestating project.
Based on the highly acclaimed six-volume manga ("comic book" in Japanese) series created by Katsuhiro Otomo, Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company has been developing Akira for three years. After receiving a script polish from Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves, Warners greenlit Akira, but apparently the script is still problematic. what else is wrong? >> Posted 01.07.12 by Ryan
"With great power comes great responsibility," someone not real once said, and it's a lesson the three lead characters in the upcoming indie Chronicle are learning the hard way.
Not based on any comic book whatsoever, Chronicle follows three Pacific Northwest high school students — Dane DeHaan (Amigo), Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Red Tails) and Alex Russell (The Wheeler Boys) — who make a discovery that grants them superpowers. As they learn how to control them, they also learn that a dark side comes with uncanny abilities.
Shot in a "found footage" style (think Paranormal Activity), the first trailer for Chronicle has just been released, along with a new teaser poster. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.21.11 by Ryan