Jack Stanley Hired To Write CHRONICLE 2

Jack Stanley Hired To Write CHRONICLE 2

According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has hired screenwriter Jack Stanley to pen the script for the sequel to the sleeper-hit, Chronicle. Hit the jump to voice your opinion or post silly images, whichever makes you happy.

When you make a film for $12 million and it ends up grossing $126 million, it's a safe bet that there will be a sequel. Well, that's Chronicle. The film featured talented but unknown talent, lead by their director Josh Trank ("Fantastic Four"), screenwriter Max Landis ("American Ultra") and the three stars: Dane DeHaan ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), Alex Russell ("Carrie") and Michael B. Jordan ("Fantastic Four"). 20th Century Fox will see if lightning can strike twice by hiring an unknown screenwriter to pen the sequel. Today, Jack Stanley has been brought on board. His only major writing credit is Sweetheart, which was a spec script that earned him a spot on the coveted 2013 Black List. Here's the logline for Sweetheart: A young hitwoman tries to escape the business but finds herself in more danger after a high school reunion and a one-night stand. Now, Fox just has to figure out who will direct the sequel since Trank is a tad bit busy with their Marvel property, Fantastic Four.

Keep in mind, this isn't the first attempt by 20th Century Fox to get a script done for the sequel. They actually hired Max Landis to pen the sequel in March of 2012 but according to Max's father the studio only wanted to make a sequel that was nearly identical to the first one. While Max wanted to take the sequel in a darker direction. Fox supposedly liked Max's script, but decided it wasn't the path they wanted to take with a potentially lucrative franchise.
CHRONICLE is a 2012 American science fiction film directed by Josh Trank in his directorial debut, and written by Max Landis based on a story by both. Three Seattle high-school seniors, bullied Andrew (Dane DeHaan), his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and more popular Steve (Michael B. Jordan) form a bond after gaining telekinetic abilities from an unknown object. They first use their abilities for mischief and personal gain, until Andrew turns to darker purposes.
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incepshawn - 3/31/2014, 4:44 PM
I definitely want more.
MrCBM56 - 3/31/2014, 4:47 PM
If Josh Trank isn't directing expectations will be low.
TheRationalNerd - 3/31/2014, 4:52 PM
My only question is...

"Where would they go from here?"

I originally wanted the sequel to follow Matt's solo journey towards possibly becoming a hero or villain but now I'm a little confused with what path they can take next.

Will there be more people affected by this alien substance? Will we receive more depth towards just who these aliens are and what they consist of or if they'll even make physical contact with Earth again?

I liked the ideas some fans gave in regards to the government finding and enslaving those who may have made contact with the alien technology/substance.
Reasonnnn - 3/31/2014, 5:04 PM
Max Landis or die
HeisenbergSaysRelax - 3/31/2014, 5:07 PM
Not interested if Landis isn't on board. I'd rather see his purposed "Martyr" script than "Chronicle-Again".
CaptShipwreck - 3/31/2014, 5:10 PM
TheFox - 3/31/2014, 5:13 PM

The whole thing that made the first Chronicle so good (aside from the solid performances throughout) was the distinctive, well-written script. Bringing in another guy to write the same basic story, but watered down and repeated, just kills all the appeal of the film.

I just hope that the Chronicle II script Landis wrote makes its way online someday...

SuperCat - 3/31/2014, 5:15 PM
Landis strikes me as a nut job at times. But he did a damn good job with the first film.
Scarilian - 3/31/2014, 5:21 PM
The story ended with the first... not really interested in seeing a second.
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/31/2014, 5:22 PM
Max Lanids is [frick]ing annoying and a silver spoon fed child & son of a Hollywood bigshot. He just seems off to me at times...he seems like a prick
theowl - 3/31/2014, 5:29 PM
great news!
WeddingTux - 3/31/2014, 5:32 PM
Alex Russell was the clear standout of the three
glad he'll be coming back for some more Chronicling..
maninfinesuit - 3/31/2014, 5:32 PM
I could only have seen a sequel working if the other two 'superkids' had survived the events of the first film. That they're making another one now only serves to remind me of just how alarmingly closed ended the first was, even with the cliffhanger.
Hulksta - 3/31/2014, 5:33 PM
ManofSteel23 - 3/31/2014, 5:35 PM
I didnt want them to become bloody superheros or villians, you have to think,the only people that would become superheros or villians in real life if they got powers is us, those characters didnt seem very interested in becoming a superhero from a comic and I liked that, so I hope in the sequel they dont start wearing costumes and only flying around to save people, they need to be original again like in the first film, but its going to be shit if they just repeat the process of them getting powers from a glowing rock
Spideyinthemcu - 3/31/2014, 5:38 PM
Steve comes back and tells how he faked his own death to join the fantastic 4. And Andrew comes back also with help from the goblin serum and has the sinister 6 to help him. The sinister 6 then fight Steve, spider man and the human torch. Then the comic book fans of the world riot.
YoungThanos - 3/31/2014, 5:38 PM
I'd watch this twice in theaters and buy the blu-ray if Fox ditches F4 for this!
WeddingTux - 3/31/2014, 5:42 PM
if you remember Deadline started the Mike Jordan casting rumor a while back and it's been falsely confirmed so many times in the past, why would the last vaguely affirmative report be any less fake? Jeff Sneider and Nikki Finke are two of the most despised and unprofessional online citizen journalists who don't deserve a shred of credibility over Fantastic Four's terrible casting. shame on them.
LeeroyJenkins - 3/31/2014, 5:48 PM
@HeisenbergSaysRelax your avatar is very scary and now ill probably have nightmares thanks
VIRILEMAN - 3/31/2014, 5:49 PM
I thought Josh Trank was already doing this film over at Fox.
VIRILEMAN - 3/31/2014, 5:50 PM
elib - 3/31/2014, 6:11 PM
UltimateHunt - 3/31/2014, 6:19 PM
I enjoy the hell of the film, exceed what I was expecting. I can see why people might dont praised the film much
113 - 3/31/2014, 6:27 PM
So Landis isn't writing, Trank isn't directing, none of the original cast will return. Why should I care about this sequel again?
Jebediah - 3/31/2014, 6:31 PM
Fox hired a young writer so they could control him and now he's gonna pump out some generic bs. Can you tell I'm pessimistic?
muttonman - 3/31/2014, 6:42 PM
They're going to cross it with the Fantastic Four, calling it now!
BritishMonkey - 3/31/2014, 6:43 PM
Fantastic Four will be dropped, sent back to Marvel and Josh will be on Chronicle 2.
Ranger14 - 3/31/2014, 6:47 PM
Fell asleep twice trying to make it through the first one. Don't get all the hype, but different strokes for different folks.
MrCBM56 - 3/31/2014, 6:58 PM

Dude, Jordan is CONFIRMED for the role.
OrgasmicPotatoe - 3/31/2014, 6:58 PM
Chronicle was [frick]ing excellent, but I wished it was left alone, as it is. It's a great stand alone movie. I don't want to see the other dude's life with his powers after Chronicle.

Screw the sequel.
WeddingTux - 3/31/2014, 7:14 PM

I don't suppose you have proof outside of the actor talking and the internet talking, the studio hasn't said a word and even if they did I don't think anyone's listening.
CyricTheMad - 3/31/2014, 7:30 PM
Yeeeah, Blairwitch Akira kinda ran it's course with me. It was a good movie (despite MBJ's generic performance)but there's no way you can make a follow up without Landis as scribe. Move along.
sKeemAn - 3/31/2014, 8:05 PM
Fox needs to let this go. The sequel will not live up.
MrSotoMan - 3/31/2014, 8:26 PM
I gotta say, unless the original team was returning, and it didn't take 4-5 years to make, this movie won't be as successful as Chronicle, I don't know. It's pretty forgettable.
BlackIceJoe - 3/31/2014, 9:52 PM
I hope they get some ladies this time around with powers. I wonder if people from the military will gain the powers this time around. The reason I say that is because didn't they take the asteroid?
ALmazing - 3/31/2014, 10:12 PM
I would have really like to see what Landis had in store for his sequel. Way to ruin this too Fox.
thetrojan - 4/1/2014, 2:03 AM
There is a comicbook by Marvel Max called Supreme Power.
This is a very very similar story to Chronicle.
The first collected books are pretty good,it does wander after then but if you liked Chronicle you may want to check it out.
HOTSHOT - 4/1/2014, 4:26 AM
I [frick]ing loved Chronicle. I hope they don't [frick] it up.
case - 4/1/2014, 8:21 PM
Would've liked to see where Landis took it.

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