Josh Trank’s sci-fi masterpiece “Chronicle” started his career, as well as the careers of now-disgraced screenwriter Max Landis and performers like Dane DeHaan and Micheal B. Jordan. Ideas for a “Chronicle” sequel were floated at the time and debated throughout the years, but no film was made. The film’s popularity catapulted Trank to the A-list, and his success persuaded the studio to let him remake the “Fantastic Four” and get him a “Star Wars” picture, the latter of which he would later leave following claims of inappropriate behavior on the set of the aforementioned Marvel film. However, development on an entirely new “Chronicle” sequel is underway, although belatedly.
The “Chronicle 2” news comes from “Jungle Cruise” producer John Davis, who said the project is in the works and takes place ten years after the events of the 2012 film in an interview with Forbes. They’ll also be introducing a new cast of characters; according to Davis, female college students will make up the next generation of superheroes.
“We’re working on ‘Chronicle 2’ right now, and I think it’s going to be great. We’re working on it at Fox (20th Century Studios). It’s going to give us a chance to tell the story in a different way. We’re going to tell it from the female point of view. It will have been ten years since the event happened in Seattle, and a lot of it’s going to deal with fake news and real news and cover-ups. More interestingly, it’s the next generation getting these powers that are corruptive. These are young women just finishing college, they are empowered, and this is their journey. I mean, what a new and interesting story you can tell there,” Davis told in a recent interview about the plot details and development on the “Chronicle” sequel.
According to reports, the film was a tremendous blockbuster for the company. He stated, “‘Chronicle’ was simply the highest return on investment of any of my movies ever done.” “We did ‘Chronicle’ for $12 million, and it made $126.64 million globally. The show then went on to have a long run in syndication. It’s one of my studio’s most commercially successful films.
At 20th Century Studios, Davis is producing Dan Trachtenberg’s “Predator 5.” That project, which has been likened to the Oscar-winning picture “The Revenant,” is said to include a female protagonist and focuses on a group of Native American characters who confront the deadly extraterrestrial hunter.