Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis has written a sequel, and according to his dad, John Landis, the script is awesome, but FOX studio doesn't like it because it's not the same movie as the first one. This is the kind of stuff that happens in Hollywood that ticks me off! Now, why in the hell do we want to see the same movie twice?! Here's what John Landis had to say in a recent interview with The Playlist,
He wrote a sequel and it’s amazing, and the studio read it and said, ‘We want Chronicle again!’ And he said, ‘No, this is the sequel, it’s the evolution, and they said ‘No, we want that movie again!’ So it’s difficult, we’re dealing with a difficult business.’
Come on FOX, let the freakin' story move forward! Let Landis work his magic, he knows these characters and world better than anyone else. I'm sure anyone that enjoyed the first film will want to see an evolved sequel as well. I hope Landis fights for his vision of the story and wins. I want to see the story he wants to make, not the one the movie studio wants to make.
The first movie told the story of three high school students who come across something that gives them superhero like telekinetic powers. As they learn to control their abilities and use them more, their lives start to spin out of control, and one of them embraces his dark side.
So do you want what FOX wants in a Chronicle sequel or what Landis wants?