Cancelled Plot for Chronicle 2 Revealed 0

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One of the more disappointing news these past few months is the Max Landis’ parting of ways with Fox for the planned sequel to Chronicle, which was scripted by Landis himself. It was said that Landis already had an idea of what story to tell in the sequel, and he has since revealed the outline via Twitter, with the working title “Martyr,” revealing a much darker tone than the original (which was already dark for a superhero film, come to think of it):

“Gone was the aspirational ‘what would you do’,” begins Landis. “Gone were the pranks and the bromance, gone were lovely tragic Andrew and hopeful, bright Steve.”

“In their place was a dark, frustratingly unblinking stare into a complicated world that posed the question ‘is it worth it to be a hero?’ told from the point of view of a heartbroken and insane woman who would martyr herself to the cause of being the world’s first villain.”

“It was, in my estimation, a sequel that elaborated on the ideas and situations from the first to create a different genre of movie. In the best of worlds, in my optimistic but wildly prejudiced eyes, this could make it an Aliens, a Terminator 2… in the worst a Grease 2.”

“So, at the end of the day, maybe it’s better that Martyr never saw the light of day. Sad I didn’t get to do some of my other versions. The multi-movie low [budget] Chronicle-based found footage superhero universe culminating in an Avengers type team up was a real good one.”

Via: The Hollywood Reporter