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Max Landis' Scrapped Chronicle 2 Idea Led To Found-Footage Avengers Movie

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 08/12/2013 - 6:06pm, updated 08/12/2013 - 6:07pm

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9416 With Fox Studios scrapping the Max Landis Chronicle 2 script, we now learn from the screenwriter what it was going to be about as well as where it was headed.

Landis took to his Twitter to offer up some details about Chronicle 2, which included mention of a character named Martyr as well as hints of a larger universe leading to an Avengers-type film.

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.

Last month Max Landis also let it be known that Fox has hired new writers for the sequel to Chronicle, with the first making $100 million on a $15 million budget.

Landis' most recent work includes writing the upcoming Frankenstein movie which stars James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.

 
 

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