A sequel to Chronicle has been in development ever since the movie made $124 million worldwide last year. While the film was a great standalone movie it only cost 20th Century Fox $13 million to make, so you can see why the studio wants more.
In a recent interview screenwriter Max Landis, who wrote the first film, said Chronicle 2 “moving along” but as he and director Josh Trank are busy with other projects it could be a while before we see it.
“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.
“[Helmer] 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.”
Landis went on to say that “it’s just a really dark script” and some compromise is needed before the studio is happy with it, however he said it will definitely happen and he’s “60-75% sure that it will be a pretty damn good movie.”
Chronicle followed three high school friends who gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.