Just recently I finally had a chance to sit down and tap Josh Trank's CHRONICLE. For the most part, I dug the shite out of it. But does it really need a sequel? Personally I don't think so... but what do I know.
Apparently my opinion means absolutely nothing because a CHRONICLE 2 is indeed on the way. You know whose opinion does mean something? The first film's star - Alex Russell. You see the guys over at Bloody-Disgusting got wind on a bunch of CHRONICLE 2 talk coming from Russell (above center). Check it:
“That’s the plan [for the film to focus on Russell's 'Matt']."
“(Screenwriter) Max Landis is working hard on that right now."
“He’s [Landis] dropping hints here and there all over the world, he loves to keep people sweating.”
“He [Landis] doesn’t tell me a lot, but I’m really excited to see what he’s got ready to pull out of the hat."
“Chronicle was such an incredible thing and he [Landis] wrote that in two weeks. It didn’t change much from that script to what we shot.”
“I’ve heard that he [CHRONICLE director Josh Trank] might not be available and I’ve heard he wants to do it, so I’m not sure."
“I’d love if he [Trank] did. He was really, really fantastic."
“It was pretty amazing that it was his [Trank] first job. If it was his fiftieth job it would be equally amazing."
“It’s that extra special piece of trivia that this film was crafted by a first time filmmaker."
“By the same token I’d like to see what a different director does with it and see a different spin on it."
“I think we’re in for a good Chronicle 2 regardless.”
Well alright. Hey, at least it's a whole lot more than we knew a minute ago. What says you guys? You jiving with this? Be sure to spit some bullets below and let us know as we wait for more CHRONICLE 2 news to roll our way.
CHRONICLE's Ashley Hinshaw