Chronicle writer Max Landis has confirmed that he is still working on a sequel to last year’s found-footage superhero movie and that his latest draft was “really dark.”
Speaking to IGN, Landis revealed that, contrary to what his father John Landis said, things were progressing but scheduling and different viewpoints mean that the script is still a work in progress.
“The truth is when you have a movie that was as successful as Chronicle was, it’s not as quick of a process. There are a lot more voices coming in and saying ‘This is what the sequel should be’ because there’s a bigger expectation and a bigger fear of failure. And that’s really what’s going on with Chronicle 2. Josh [Trank] is directing Fantastic Four. I’m doing a hundred other movies. Chronicle 2 has become this question of ‘How do we all make a movie that we all respect?’. And that’s true to what Chronicle is.
“There’s no one at the studio who wants to make a bad movie. They all want to make a good movie just as much as I do. We’re not fighting. The report came out that they didn’t like my script. They liked my script. It’s just a really dark script. The question is more of ‘How do we all compromise to get something we want?’ And that’s an incredibly slow process.”
Landis also stated, with refreshing honesty, that he’s “60-75% sure that it will be a pretty damn good movie.”