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"Chronicle" Scribe Talks His Sequel Script

By Garth Franklin Monday August 12th 2013 01:31PM
"Chronicle" Scribe Talks His Sequel Script

One person not coming back for the sequel to "Chronicle" is the man who was instrumental in thinking up the found footage superhero film in the first place - scribe Max Landis.

As previously been said, studio 20th Century Fox was reportedly not happy with the vision the writer had laid out for the franchise - and so have moved on without him.

Now, Landis has discussed on Twitter what direction he had intended on taking with the story:

"Gone was the aspirational "what would you do," gone were the pranks and bromance, gone were lovely tragic Andrew (Dane DeHaan) and hopeful, bright Steve (Michael B. Jordan)."

"Gone was the aspirational "what would you do," gone were the pranks and bromance, gone were lovely tragic Andrew (Dane DeHaan) and hopeful, bright Steve (Michael B. Jordan)."

"In their place was a dark, frustratingly unblinking stare into a complicated world that posed the question is it worth it to be a hero, told from the point of view of a heartbroken and insane woman who would martyr herself to the cause of being the world's first villain."

"It was, in my estimation, a sequel that elaborated on the ideas and situations from the first to create a different genre of movie. In the best of worlds, in my optimisitc but wildly prejudiced eyes, this could make it an Aliens, a Terminator 2...in the worst a Grease 2."

"So at the end of the day, maybe it's better that Martyr never saw the light of day. Sad I didn't get to do some of my other versions. The multi-movie low budget Chronicle-based found footage superhero universe culminating in an Avengers type team up was a real good one."

"The most frustrating thing is that I don't know if I'll get the opportunity to explain what MOGO was or what he was doing in that cave."

"Martyr also had two pretty cool robot suits in it. Sorta hyper realistic iron man stuff. Magnetic flight, sonic weaponry. Cool, cool stuff."

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