Chronicle 2 loses writer Max Landis

Superhero sequel Chronicle 2 moves ahead without Max Landis “real dark” script

Dane DeHaan and Alex Russell  in 2012's Chronicle
Dane DeHaan and Alex Russell in 2012’s Chronicle

Chronicle screenwriter and rising star Max Landis is no longer involved in the sequel to the found footage superhero movie, despite a “really dark” script that his father, American Werewolf In London director John Landis described as “amazing.”

In a series of tweets, Landis Jr confirmed, “As of right now, neither Josh [Trank, director] and I are on Chronicle 2, so…

“I’ve been off Chronicle 2 for months now,” he added. “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.”

You can buy Chronicle: Extended Edition on Blu-ray for £13.43 at Amazon.co.uk