When that found-footage super-hero movie, CHRONICLE, came out a while ago people really seemed to like it. They liked it so much, in fact, that they spent a fair amount of money to watch it in theaters. Knowing that people enjoy watching things that they like, Fox Studios then asked the writer of the first one, Max Landis, to write another one so they could make more money.
This is where the problems are.
Max’s dad, John Landis, told The Playlist that the studio doesn’t like what his boy has written so far. These are the words that he spoke:
He wrote a sequel, and it’s amazing, and the studio read it and said, ‘We want ‘Chronicle’ again!’ And he said, ‘No, this is the sequel, it’s the evolution, and they said ‘No, we want that movie again!’ So it’s difficult, we’re dealing with a difficult business.
Now there is some obvious bias there since the dude is talking about his son, but there’s probably at least a little bit of truth to the situation. Unfortunately for the Landis’ it kind of sucks when you’re the ones who aren’t paying the bills. Though I would hope that the studio would allow the story to move forward if they are looking for a sequel. The worst thing that Fox could do, if they’re looking at this becoming a franchise, is to stagnate the story after only two movies.
That’s my two cents anyway.