CHRONICLE 2 Scores A Writer

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chronicle-by-mdOne of the most unique films of 2012 was the low-budget sleeper hit Chronicle, which was directed by new comer Josh Trank. The movie used a unique approach to filming in that it was filmed to look as thought it were done using small hand-held cameras, cell phones and security cameras, creating a very different, but enjoyable film. In regards to story, the film examines what would happen if a bullied teen, an average Joe and the popular kid gained “super powers.” Each of these characters, portrayed by Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan respectively, handled this new power much differently than his friends, which takes the trio on an emotional ride.

Not surprisingly Fox wanted to get a sequel going and they quickly tasked Max Landis, who penned the screenplay for the first film, with coming up with a sequel. However, he eventually left the project to work on other projects. Not long after that, Josh Trank abandoned ship to work on the reboot of Fantastic Four with Michael B. Jordan at the forefront. The project was left in a state of limbo, with many wondering if the sequel would ever see the light of day. Good news comes today as the studio has hired Jack Stanley to pen the script for the film.

Stanley is a relative newcomer to the writing scene he did land Sweetheart, the tale of a female assassin whose attempt to bail on the business is thwarted by her high school reunion, on the coveted blacklist. The 25-year-old scribe did it once more with the werewolf thriller Silver, which is currently being shopped around.

There is still a long road ahead for Chronicle 2, as a director still needs to be rounded up, not to mention a cast. The project will need a stellar story to get the green light, and that will not be an easy task.

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Source : Deadline