Max Landis shares details on what would have been his Chronicle sequel, Martyr
Thanks to Bleeding Cool, we have a compilation of his comments:
In retrospect, Im not even sure if fans of the first film wouldve been ready or eager for my second instalment as originally written.
Gone was the aspirational what would you do, gone were the pranks and bromance, gone were lovely tragic Andrew and hopeful, bright Steve. In their place was a dark, frustratingly unblinking stare into a complicated world that posed the question is it worth it to be a hero, old from the point of view of a heartbroken and insane woman who would martyr herself to the cause of being the worlds first villain.
It was, in my estimation, a sequel that elaborated on the ideas and situations from the first to create a different genre of movie.
In the best of worlds, in my optimistic but wildly prejudiced eyes, this could make it an Aliens, a Terminator 2 in the worst a Grease 2.
The multi-movie low budge Chronicle-based found footage superhero universe culminating in an Avengers type team up was a real good one.
So at the end of the day, maybe its better that Martyr never saw the light of day. Sad I didnt get to do some of my other versions. The most frustrating thing is that I dont know if Ill get the opportunity to explain what MOGO was or what he was doing in that cave.
Oh, and this:
Martyr also had two pretty cool robot suits in it. Sorta hyper realistic iron man stuff. Magnetic flight, sonic weaponry. Cool, cool stuff. Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) August 11, 2013
Say what you will about the outspoken Landis but I like where this was going. Was. I wonder where they plan to take the story. Let's hope it's not some generic sequel killing bullshit. God forbid we have a woman lead a superhero movie even if she is the villain. Sorry, I'm projecting.
Don't feel bad for Landis though, he's got his directorial debut ME HIM HER on the way. I think he intents on sticking around for as long as Hollywood will let him, or until they taking him out kicking and screaming.
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