The indie sci-fi flick Chronicle catapulted writer Max Landis and director Josh Trank onto the big stage, and now Landis has revealed the sequels he pitched before the studio replaced him for the followup.
After generating some critical buzz, the low-to-mid budget superhero flick Chronicle lit up the box office to the tune of $22 million last weekend with its mix of found footage action and unique special effects. But how, exactly, did a movie with a $12 million budget pull off some of the coolest flying shots ever put to film? To hear the movie's visual-effects guru tell it, those awesome scenes didn't come easy.
With a Superman reboot already in the pike in Man of Steel, Chronicle writer Max Landis has chimed in to reveal what'd he'd like to do if DC ever hired him to take on the Caped Crusader. His idea? Focus on the "normal guy," as opposed to the Kryptonian demigod. Hey, it worked for Chronicle.
For a while now, it seemed like that long-awaited Fantastic Four reboot was really starting to gain steam, especially with Chronicle director Josh Trank getting behind the camera. But now the production may have hit a roadblock that even the Thing himself might not be able to dislodge.
Now that they've got their Amazing Spider-Man reboot up and running (and hitting theaters this summer), Sony is looking to expand on their little corner of the Marvel Universe and they're giving one of the webslinger's Big Bads—one whose already been on the big screen—a shot at solo glory.
Max Landis, writer of the found footage superhero hit Chronicle, is already hard at work putting together his plan for part two—and it sounds even cooler than the first installment. Spoilers ahead for the first Chronicle!
The skies over New York City are usually pretty crowded: traffic heading to one of three airports, traffic and news helicopters, stray balloons. But if you looked up last week, you might've seen what looked like three men, streaking through the air like Superman. All in the name of promoting Fox's super-powered teens flick, Chronicle.
Teenage angst mixed with superhuman abilities is a recipe for disaster. Just ask the janitor at the high school of Stephen King's Carrie. But it's also a recipe for a great film, which is why we are excitedly looking forward to Chronicle hitting theaters today.
Ever since 1999's The Blair Witch Project captivated audiences, filmmakers have been obsessed with using that shaky, documentary style to give their genre projects some juice, like the recent superpowered teens flick Chronicle and TV's The River. But has it worn out its welcome?