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(2012)

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Director Josh Trank made Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, and Alex Russell live in a house together for fifteen days, in order to create a genuine bond between the three actors.
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The pink-haired girl played by Anna Wood, whom Andrew was making out with, was Dane DeHaan's (Andrew) wife in real life.
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The film has no original score, only using sources such as radio and iPods to generate music.
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2010 Blacklist, a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
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The original story would have the trio becoming psychopaths because of their powers, but it was soon changed, as it was too dark and also would not really make sense to the plot.
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Chronicle (2012) was originally meant to be a hard R or NC-17 rated film, but there were fears that it would lose audiences.
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For budgetary reasons, the film was shot primarily in Cape Town, South Africa and American style vehicles had to be shipped in for the production - due to the fact that their vehicles drive on the left.
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Chronicle (2012) was inspired by various comic books and superhero movies. After the film's release, cast members Dane DeHaan and Michael B. Jordan went on to star in big-budget superhero films. DeHaan played Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Jordan went on to play Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (2015) as well as a villain in The Black Panther
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The song "This Bright Flash" by M83 that plays during the end credits features only one line of lyrics, "I killed all the rainbows and the species."
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Director Josh Trank revealed that Miles Teller auditioned for a role. Teller would be cast as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic in Fantastic Four (2015), which Trank also directed.
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A cable cam rig was used for scenes when the character Andrew levitates his camera in the air.
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When Andrew's camera is slid across the floor by one of his bullies, the Arri Alexa camera was mounted on a skateboard.
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Towards the end of the movie Matt is wearing a USCSS Nostromo t-shirt, which was the ship from the movie Alien (1979).
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Included in "The A to Z of Superhero Movies: From Abar to ZsaZsa via the MCU", written by Rob Hill.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The filmmakers originally intended to have Andrew splay and tear apart his father's limbs exactly like the spider's, but the scene was removed to preserve a PG-13 rating, and to showcase Matt's pacifistic nature.
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A drawing on the wall of the main character's bedroom seems to give away the ending (seen near the beginning of the film) .
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During the high school talent show, Andrew walks on to the stage through a stylized painting of The Cave of Wonders from Disney's Aladdin (1992). This is meant to represent the mysterious cave where the trio received their powers.
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