Chronicle was one of the biggest movie surprises of the last year, and propelled Michael B. Jordan back into the national discussion. With a sequel announced, things begun to look bad when rumors started to spread about the film's proposed script.
Fox wanted to bring the second picture into the frame with the writing of the original film, Max Landis, and everyone was thrilled to have him back. After a promising interview in which he mentioned that the studio liked the script, we all thought that it would be heading to green light paradise. It seems that if Landis' script was unable to please everybody, as the screenwriter announced via Twitter that he has left the project for good due to differences with the studio.
In all actuality, he admits that he left the project months ago, tweeting, "I've been off Chronicle 2 for months now. Fox had a different direction they wanted to take the series, Josh was never attached. [...] So yeah, it's sad that as of right now I'm not involved in the sequel, and don't know what it's about even, but ultimately I can't complain. Chronicle 2 is still probably happening, just not with my involvement as of now. It's a bummer, but there are no real hard feelings."
The studio has hired new writers, which they will soon announce shortly, but plenty of fans are upset that Max will not be developing the cool story and great characters. Our hope is that they don't make too drastic of a change to the script!
How do you feel about this news involving Chronicle 2? Do you think the project will work without its lead screenwriter?