Max Landis on the Chronicle sequel that will never be, the men of Days Of Future Past and Jewel Staite sneaks into a Serenity screening, all in the latest Tweets Of The Week
Now this makes us sad. Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis took to Twitter this week to explain the premise of his Chronicle 2 script, presumably after it was made clear that his sequel would never see the big screen. It sounds refreshingly different and radically darker than its predecessor, centring around an insane woman who becomes the world’s first supervillain. What’s worse, it was all building towards an Avengers -style team up, according to Landis. Oh well, maybe he can write the comic one day.
@Uptomyknees In retrospect, I'm not even sure if fans of the first film wouldve been ready or eager for my second installment as originally written.
Gone was the aspirational "what would you do," gone were the pranks and 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 optimisitc 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 budge Chronicle-based found footage superhero universe culminating in an Avengers type team up was a real good one.
The most frustrating thing is that I don't know if I'll get the opportunity to explain what MOGO was or what he was doing in that cave.
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@JewelStaite Saw Serenity tonight all incognito-styles like any old Browncoat. Nice to still see a crowd. I was w/the guy who whisper-yelled "Wash DIES?"
@TheRealNimoy Lost a wonderful scene scheduled for Sulu in ST IV. Little boy to play George's grandfather inSan Francisco wouldn't stop crying. LLAP
Why did I limp in the original ST pilot? Mr. Roddenberry told me to. LLAP
played the opening of #LastofUs really interesting mixing narrative deep with gameplay.
@rainnwilson I wanna make Matrix 4, an alt-reality version, where Neo took the blue pill %26 everything stayed the same.
@chrismcquarrie Mission: Accepted