The month of January is usually a dumping ground for theaters. But almost everyone was blindsided with how good Max Landis‘ Chronicle was. Since the film brought in a nice amount of cash for Fox, the studio commissioned a sequel to be produced. Landis has been hard at work writing the script. But despite his efforts, it seems that Fox isn’t too happy with what he has turned in.
In a recent interview, John Landis (Max’s father) gave some rather troubling news about the status of Chronicle 2.
When you make a movie for $12 million and it goes on to score over $105 million worldwide (and counting) at the box office, you’re going to make a sequel to that movie. Every time.
Such is the case with Chronicle, the found footage movie about a trio of friends who gain superpowers, the often humorous learning curve that comes with mastering said powers, and the eventual abuse of power that gets them into trouble.
The movie was written by Max Landis (yes, son of John), who’s now been set to work on the screenplay for Chronicle 2.
When passersby in New York City see people flying around the Statue of Liberty, it’s going to get people talking. And talk they did.
As it turns out, the stunt was actually a viral marketing ploy put together by masters of deceptive marketing, Thinkmodo, for the upcoming found footage superhero movie, Chronicle.
Unlike other viral marketing efforts like this (which was also done by Thinkmodo for the movie Limitless) and yet-to-be-determined candidates such as this, it was decided to be open and honest about the flying people because, as Thinkmodo put it, it’s cooler to show how they actually did it than to try and create a hoax.
Click on over to the other side to find out how the company made people fly the skies of New York and to see a video.
A while back, rumor had it that following screenings of his new film, the found footage-ish superhero film, Chronicle, Fox tapped director Josh Trank to be the number one contender for the directorial gig currently up for grabs behind the long talked about Fantastic Four reboot.
Well, according to SuperHeroHype, Trank reveals that that is far from the case.