The surprise hit 2012 found-footage "superhero" movie Chronicle from director Josh Trank and written by Max Landis has a sequel in development, but it won't have the outspoken writer attached.
It was previously said there was some dispute between Landis and Fox Studios over the Chronicle 2 script, and that looks to be the case.
As of right now, neither Josh and I are on Chronicle 2, so...
I've been off Chronicle 2 for months now. Fox had a different direction they wanted to take the series, Josh was never attached.
Ultimately, I'm just very grateful to Fox for making a film as close to my original script as Chronicle was. For making the film at all.
So yeah it's sad that as of right now I'm not involved in the sequel, and don't know what it's about even, but ultimately I can't complain.
As a screenwriter, I've been incredibly lucky so far. And hell, I start directing my first feature on Monday, so it's like...I don't know.
The truth is, when you're successful as a screenwriter, you have to just take everything in stride. That's like more than half the job.
Chronicle 2 is still probably happening, just not with my involvement as of now. It's a bummer, but there are no real hard feelings.
They hired new writers on it. I'm sure they'll announce soon. Just hope this answers the questions I've been getting everyday.
Chronicle made over $100 million on a $15 million budget.
Josh Trank is also doing the Fantastic Four reboot for Fox with Chronicle actor Michael B. Jordan rumored for Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.