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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