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Max Landis Reveals the Superpower Origins Behind Chronicle

Max Landis Reveals the Superpower Origins Behind Chronicle
Be warned, for those who haven't seen 2012's Chronicle yet, there will be spoilers contained within.

Back in July, Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis revealed that he is no longer attached to write the sequel, Chronicle 2, and that director Josh Trank was no longer involved as well. Today, the writer revealed that his script would have shown fans what the source of Matt, (Alex Russell), Andrew (Dane DeHaan) and Steve's (Michael B. Jordan) superpowers really was. Here's how he described the superpower source, known as Massive Organic Geoelectric Objects (Mogo), in a recent interview.

"(They are) a race of crystalline organisms that communicate and propel themselves through radio waves, and turn higher life forms into telekinetic drones."

He also briefly described the plot of his very dark sequel script that was rejected by 20th Century Fox.

"Two embittered souls as antiheroes trying to catch the survivor of the first film."

The
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Writer Max Landis No Longer Attached to Chronicle 2

In April, Chronicle writer/creator Max Landis shot down rumors that 20th Century Fox was unhappy with his script ideas for the sequel Chronicle 2, which was originally on the fast track after Chronicle proved to be a success at the box office. Apparently, the studio wanted something that was identical to the first movie, while Landis wanted to take the material in a new, different direction.

Here, in his original statement, the writer claims this wasn't true and that his dad, legendary director John Landis (The Blues Brothers; Animal House) had stirred up these rumors.

"Chronicle 2 is in an interesting place right now. It's moving along. There was this whole announcement that they wanted to just do the same thing again because my father said that. My father is not involved in Chronicle 2. He doesn't know the process. It was not his place to say that. The
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Exclusive: Two Chronicle Blu-ray Photos

Exclusive: Two Chronicle Blu-ray Photos
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, May 15th, is the critically acclaimed found-footage superhero thriller Chronicle. We have two exclusive photos from this Josh Trank directed movie. Check them out, along with our full photo gallery featuring Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, and Michael B. Jordan.

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Clear your thoughts for a "mesmerizing mind-bender" (Rolling Stone) that'll blow you away! Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead too much riskier activities as the boys' "gifts" - and their lives - spin dangerously out of control!

Special Features

Unrated Director's Cut

Deleted Scene -
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Exclusive: Josh Trank Talks Chronicle Blu-ray

Exclusive: Josh Trank Talks Chronicle Blu-ray
Director Josh Trank discusses his found footage movie Chronicle, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD May 15

Josh Trank is a filmmaker who certainly has a bright future ahead of him, after his impressive directorial debut Chronicle. The 27-year-old cut his teeth as a co-producer of Big Fan, and he wrote and directed several episodes of The Kill Point before his big break with Chronicle, a movie that manages to look and feel like it cost a lot more than it actually did. Chronicle arrives on Blu-ray and DVD May 15, and I recently had the chance to speak with Josh Trank over the phone.

Here's what he had to say below.

I was actually at the Fox presentation on the lot, where you showed us some of the footage, and that awesome short film you made. I was hoping to see it on the Blu-ray or DVD, but it doesn't seem to be on there.
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Chronicle Sequel Brings Back Writer Max Landis

Chronicle Sequel Brings Back Writer Max Landis
Writer Max Landis has signed on write the second installment to Fox's sci-fi film, Chronicle.

The original stars Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan and follows three high school friends who gain superpowers but find their lives going out of control and friendships tested as they explore the dark side. It grossed more than $105 million at the box office worldwide since Fox released it in February.

The writer has been very busy lately writing Amnesty, a pitch from the writer that Ron Howard is set to direct, and an untitled adventure pic for Disney.

This project is still in development.

Chronicle was released February 3rd, 2012 and stars Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw, Bo Petersen, Anna Wood, Rudi Malcolm. The film is directed by Josh Trank.
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Film Review: Found-Footage Fanboy Film ‘Chronicle’ is Aimlessly Lost

Chicago – “Chronicle,” which stars blah, blah and blah with a special appearance by blah (you wouldn’t know these unknowns any way), is the latest found-footage film to find itself lost, lacking purpose and devoid of a cohesive plot. This film’s fanboy ejaculate loves you short time as it spews the buildup of what could be interpreted as a “story” and ultimately ends without one.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

We can forgivingly leave to moviemaking mystery how a few kids develop superhero telekinesis from a weakly scripted, inexplicable, underground rock formation from which our story never returns to explore. But we cannot excuse a story that lacks a true protagonist, antagonist and an overall plot in exchange for three kids simply running around aimlessly and experimenting with their newfound power.

Even if you enjoy this special-effects joyride with a cast of new actors you won’t know, you’ll be hard pressed
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Second Chronicle Trailer

Second Chronicle Trailer
The second trailer for Josh Trank's found-footage superhero thriller Chronicle has arrived on the eve of it's Friday release date. Take a look at some fresh footage below.

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Chronicle comes to theaters February 3rd, 2012 and stars Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw, Bo Petersen, Anna Wood, Rudi Malcolm. The film is directed by Josh Trank.
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Exclusive: Chronicle Cast and Crew Interviews

Exclusive: Chronicle Cast and Crew Interviews
The found footage genre has had its ups and downs since The Blair Witch Project became a national phenomena back in 1999. While most of these films are planted within the horror world, 20th Century Fox's Chronicle throws the whole genre for a loop by putting a supernatural spin on things. The story centers on three Seattle teenagers (Alex Russell, Dane DeHaan, and Michael B. Jordan), who make an incredible discovery outside a party, and emerge with amazing new abilites. I was able to speak with Alex Russell, Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, and director Josh Trank about Chronicle, which debuts in theaters nationwide February 3. Click on the video players below to see what they had to say.

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Chronicle comes to theaters February 3rd, 2012 and stars Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan,
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