Screenwriter Max Landis has been speaking to IGN Middle East about progress on the script for Chronicle 2.
Development on the follow-up to Josh Trank’s popular original film has been fairly slow, with the director not likely to return as he has been given the job of rebooting The Fantastic Four.
There was also the small news that Landis’ father John claimed that Fox wasn’t happy with Max’s script and wanted “more of the same.”
Landis jnr said: “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 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.”