Director Josh Trank May Not Return for 'Chronicle 2'

Posted 1:09 PM April 30th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
Josh Trank

Made for only $12 million, the found footage superhero movie Chronicle is well-received by the critics and has made over $123 million at the box office worldwide. Based on that type of success, a sequel is only inevitable. And it is.

Right now, Max Landis, who wrote the first movie, is busy writing Chronicle 2 for Fox. According to an interview he did with Tbreak.com (via Dark Horizons), the first movie is about the first superhero, but the sequel will be about the first supervillain.

Landis also hinted that the sequel may break from the found footage convention used in the first movie for a more conventional format. Maybe. If so, the budget for the sequel will rise significantly.

He also said that Josh Trank may not return to direct the sequel because he has a couple of projects on his plate like that Fantastic Four reboot for Fox and The Red Star for Warner Bros. It was reported that he was in talks with Sony for a Venom movie as well.

Chronicle stars Dane Dehaan, Michael B. Jordan and Alex Russell as three teenagers who've acquired superpowers after an encounter with a meteorite, but after the events in the movie, only Alex Russell is expected to return for the sequel to reprise his role.

Check out the 25 minutes video interview over at Tbreak.com.

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