The "found footage" style of movie experienced a resurgence in the horror genre after the success of Paranormal Activity, which spawned a multitude of other "found footage" movies, including two Paranormal Activity sequels. It wasn't long before the technique made its way into other genres, including the superhero movie Chronicle and party comedy Project X, both of which, it turns out, are getting sequels as well.
In January, Chronicle director Josh Trank admitted that he had some "ideas that could be expanded on" for a sequel should Fox want it, but admitted last month, "I'm still not sure [about Chronicle 2]... I was nervous this type of movie would be perceived as a gimmick, so I was in denial for awhile about what the potential of the film could be."
For Twentieth Century Fox, the potential seems to be a franchise with Deadline reporting that Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis has been hired to write the sequel. Trank came up with the story of Chronicle, while Landis scripted, or as Trank described it, "filled it out with the heart and soul and muscles." The pair's efforts ended up earning $105 million worldwide on a $15 million budget. project x sequel planned as well >> Posted 03.08.12 by Ryan
A new French teaser poster for first-time feature director Josh Trank's upcoming "found footage" movie, Chronicle, has turned up online and it is very much in keeping with the style and tone of the two domestic teaser posters that have been released, except that all three of the teenage "superheroes" — played by Dane DeHaan (Amigo), Michael B. Jordan (Red Tails) and Alex Russell (The Wheeler Boys) — are depicted. Additionally, two new preview clips from the movie have been released, one showing the trio investigating the crater/tunnel where they find the mysterious substance that gives them their incredible powers, and the other showing them testing their powers by chucking baseballs at one another. see the poster and watch the new clips >> Posted 01.11.12 by BrentJS
"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
Earlier this month, it was reported that director Shawn Levy would be following up his sci-fi sports movie, Real Steel, with an adaptation of Mary Shelley's public domain monster novel, Frankenstein, making it the eighth such adaptation currently in development. At the time of the announcement, all that was known about the script written by Max Landis (son of John Landis, director of such comedy classics as Animal House and Coming to America) was that it would be "a sci-fi take on the traditional Mary Shelley story, focusing on themes of friendship and redemption." We now know a bit more about the movie thanks to Landis himself, who discussed the origin of his take on Frankenstein in a recent interview with ShockTillYouDrop, and revealed that the movie will be told from the perspective of Ygor. what did Landis say about his take on Frankenstein? >> Posted 09.18.11 by BrentJS
Twentieth Century Fox are reportedly in negotiations to pick up John Landis' next project Chronicles. Landis — the man behind National Lampoon's Animal House and The Blues Brothers — is set to produce the movie, along with scriptwriter son Max Landis. First-time director Josh Trank is also on board, with John Davis (Predator) and Adam Schroeder (Sleepy Hollow) producing.Chronicles is the story of 3 Portland teenagers who, after being exposed to a strange substance found in the woods, begin to develop superpowers. Fun team work ensues, before life's little problems turn the friends against each other, resulting in what is sure to be a superhero movie with a difference.
Rumor has it that Chronicles will be filmed in a hand-held documentary style, much like surprise box office hits Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield. Expect a theater release for this one no earlier than 2012. Posted 08.10.10 by reelz