Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chronicle



"Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides." - IMDB summary

Chronicle, written by Max Landis, was on the 2010 Black List.

FUN FACT: Max is 26 and has already written 59 screenplays -- raise your hand if you feel like crap at this very instant. The kid's a machine.

Kind of looks like Misfits meets Cloverfield. While some might say the superhero/superpower genre is burnt out, there's always room for a fresh take. I've seen some of Landis' stuff on Fear Itself ("Something with Bite") and Masters of Horror ("Deer Woman"). Both were very well-written -- didn't love the ending of "Deer Woman" though...

BTW, he's also involved in a new Frankenstein film. Check out the interview below:





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