'Chronicle' screenwriter Max Landis likes to talk. A lot. Any interview is a chance for him to talk about the "dozens" of projects he has in the works. Any podcast appearance is a chance for him to wear down the host with his thoughts on the state of Hollywood or genre filmmaking. And his Twitter feed? His Twitter feed is where everything else goes...and in this case, his Twitter feed is where he talked, in great detail, about his rejected pitch for 'Chronicle 2.'
Shortly after the dark, found-footage superhero-y 'Chronicle' killed at the box office, a 'Chronicle 2' was announced with screenwriter Max Landis returning to pen the script. The process has been slow to say the least, but Landis has calmed our fears with an update on the project. And yes, it is still happening and it's looking to be just as dark, if not darker than the first.
Late last week we talked about Starz looking to shore itself up on the drama side, what with the cancellation of 'Boss,' and the imminent end of one of the network's star attractions in 'Spartacus: War of the Damned.' 'Magic City' will soon resume, along with premieres of 'Da Vinci's Demons,' 'The White Queen' and one day 'Black Sails,' but what new venture with 'Chronicle' producer Adam Schroeder could literally take Starz into the future? Will it be another case of 'Human Error?'
While 20th Century Fox may not be digging his script for 'Chronicle 2,' Max Landis isn't having trouble finding work. The screenwriter has multiple projects in development at various studios, and now he's ready to make his first step behind the camera for a sex comedy. Dad would be proud!
The best movies of 2012?! I don't want to freak you out, but 2012 is half over. Wait, that's pessimistic! 2012 has half-begun! Wait, that makes no sense. Either way, you catch my drift, the year is at its midway point and that means it has been six months since I've made a critical top ten list – and I'm starting to twitch. To that end, I'm taking this opportunity to count down my ten favorite movies of the first half of 2012, hence this early Best Movies of 2012 list.
It's difficult to have audience members get into a new type of superhero that they haven't been exposed to for years already like Batman, Superman or Spider-Man. Luckily for all those involved with 'Chronicle,' lighting struck as the right combination mixed together formed a box office hit of a movie. Now 20th Century Fox wants to move forward with 'Chronicle 2,' hiring the scribe of the first movie, Max Landis, to write up the script for the sequel.