A sequel to “Chronicle” is planned. Apparently, the film will feature female main characters. At the moment, filmmaker Josh Trank has yet to confirm his return behind the camera.
Chronicle : surprise success
In 2012, Chronicle released on international screens. This superhero movie like no other, shot in found footage, gave a certain aura to its director: Josh Trank. The feature film also allowed to launch the careers of Dade DeHaan and Michael B Jordan. It was also a major box office success. For a budget of $ 12 million, the film, produced by 20th Century Fox, grossed more than $ 126 million in revenue. A hallucinating score, which however did not generate any follow-up. There were indeed a few attempts, which never succeeded.
A sequel is in preparation!
Producer John Davis, who was in charge at the time of Chronicle, recently returned to interview for Forbes on the possibility of making a sequel:
Chronicle was literally the best ROI of any movie I’ve been involved with. It is one of the most financially successful films of my team. We’re working on Chronicle 2 right now, and I think it’s going to be great. We’re working on it at 20th Century Studios. It’s going to give us a chance to tell the story in a different way. We are going to tell it from a female point of view. The story will take place ten years after the first film. More interestingly, it’s the next generation that gets these powers. These are young women who have just finished university, they are empowered, and this is their journey.
So, as often in Hollywood, Chronicle will feminize. Thus, it seems unlikely that this sequel will use the scenarios already imagined in the past. At one time, the original screenwriter of the first film, Max Landis, had already submitted a few drafts to Fox. But the years have passed and nothing has been produced by the studio. Another reason why Chronicle 2 did not happen earlier: director josh trank’s refusal, which disrupted the development of this project. The filmmaker admitted it last year at the microphone of GamesServer :
I made it difficult for them to organize meetings. Because I really never wanted to see Chronicle 2 happen. It was my worst nightmare. First of all, I don’t. Second, if someone else does, then you know it sucks.
But the studios have decided otherwise. There is therefore very little chance that Josh Trank will ever. As for this potential sequel, let’s hope it lives up to the original film. The future will tell…