Chronicle SynopsisThree high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Chronicle Release Date
In Theaters February 3, 2012
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Dane DeHaan, Ashley Hinshaw, Anna Wood, Alex Russell, Joe Vaz, Luke Tyler and Matthew Dylan Roberts
Written by: Max Landis
Directed by: Josh Trank
Produced by: Adam Schroeder and John Davis
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Chronicle Writer Max Landis Has A Super Cool Idea For A Lethal Weapon 5
With so many classic movies receiving sequels, reboots, and reimaginings, it’s really just a matter of time before we get a fifth Lethal Weapon movie. Screenwriter Max Landis -- who previously penned Chronicle -- believes he has found a way to breath new life into the classic action franchise.
by Conner Schwerdtfeger August 22, 2015 comments
Chronicle 2 Gets A New Screenwriter, Likely A New Direction
The guess is that the studio wants to directly follow the character of Matt (Alex Russell) at the close of Chronicle as he makes a superpowered journey across the world, helping others and learning the limitations of his ability.
by Gabe Toro April 1, 2014 comments
Chronicle Screenwriter Max Landis Reveals How Dark His Unproduced Sequel Would Have Been
Already in retrospect mode, Landis says he’s “not even sure if fans of the first film would’ve been ready or eager for my second installment as originally written,” saying that it was a sequel that extended the themes and ideas presented in the first film.
by Nick Venable August 12, 2013 comments
Chronicle Screenwriter Max Landis Tears Into Man Of Steel
Max Landis, explains at length what makes the character of Superman so worthwhile, and how Man of Steel failed to live up to Supe's legacy. It's nine minutes and change and is sure to incite plenty of nerd rage (Spiderman a "narcissistic bully"? Batman "a cold sociopath"?), but it's worth listening to in full as Landis's reasoning and moreover his conviction is pretty compelling. Nonetheless, here are some highlights.
by Kristy Puchko June 24, 2013 comments
Fantastic Four Reboot Finally Confirms Josh Trank As Director
The report acknowledges that Trank has a lot of other irons in the fire, but says Fox expects Fantastic Four will be his next movie, which means we can probably expect to see some real development very soon. It feels like it's been ages that Trank's name was attached to the project, but rumors of a reboot have gone on even longe
by Katey Rich July 12, 2012 comments
Chronicle Flying Onto Blu-Ray And DVD May 15th
The early trailers left me afraid Chronicle was going to be ninety minutes of youthful hooligans using telekinesis to prank people: like Project X with mutant powers. Thankfully, the flick wound up having more on its mind than proving that with great power comes great irresponsibility.
by David Wharton April 27, 2012 comments
Max Landis Hired To Script Chronicle Sequel
Max Landis, who developed the story for Chronicle along with director Josh Trank and wrote the screenplay himself, has been hired by 20th Century Fox to write a sequel. Since arriving in theaters on February 3rd the title has been a box office titan, opening at number one and pulling in $22 million in its first week and making a grand total of $105 million internationally since.
by Eric Eisenberg March 7, 2012 comments
Operation Kino Podcast #48: Chronicle And The Woman In Black Reviewed
This week on Operation Kino, we've got two reviews for the price of one (OK, it's always free, but work with us here). Nobody saw the same new releases, so Katey goes over the surprising joys of the found footage superhero movie Chronicle, while Patches enters a disappointing haunted house with Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black
by Operation Kino February 3, 2012 comments
Michael B. Jordan Lives His Dream Acquiring Superpowers In Chronicle
Michael B. Jordan has certainly kept busy over the years. He had The Wire back in 2002, then it was on to All My Children for nearly four years after which he moved over to The Assistants and then hit Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. When did this guy have time to make two movies? Jordan had a part in the January 20th release Red Tails and now he’s returning to the big screen yet again in Josh Trank’s Chronicle.
by Perri Nemiroff February 3, 2012 comments
Michael B. Jordan Not Sure If The Friday Night Lights Movie Will Really Happen
When you love a TV show, you know that eventually it’s got to come to an end. So, let’s say that day comes and the creators wrap it up rather neatly. Yes, it’s nice to end on a high note, but it’s impossible not to want more-- and that's usually in the form of a movie that the creators themselves hope will happen
by Perri Nemiroff February 2, 2012 comments
Great Debate: What's The Future Of Found Footage Movies?
The release of Chronicle inspired Katey and Eric to talk about the current state of the found footage movie fad, and whether or not the subgenera has anywhere to go, or if it just needs to die out as quickly as it arrived. If you're sick of found footage movies
by Katey Rich and Eric Eisenberg February 1, 2012 comments
Chronicle Viral Marketing Has Teenagers Flying Above New York
Inspired by the film's promo posters, which show the three teen protagonists flying high over a city's skyline, Percelay and Krivicka decided to manufacture flying teens of their own, to soar above the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan. Thinkmodo contracted model airplane builders in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and New York to construct 5 teen-shaped model airplanes—two were backups—for the flight that occurred January 27th.
by Kristy Puchko February 1, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Big Miracle, Chronicle And Woman In Black Reviews
Bust out the balloons, hang the streamers, make sure the beer’s on ice and put the women and children to bed. Basically, get ready for a party because This Rotten Week is celebrating its hundredth column. That’s 100, people! One hundred columns and what do I have to show for it? A lot actually
by Doug Norrie January 29, 2012 comments
Chronicle Screenwriter Max Landis Sells Space Adventure To Disney
As with most pitches, the details are still sketchy; all we know is that the film follows "the emotional journey of a brother and sister as they undertake an epic adventure." This comes just after Disney decided to go along with another untitled action adventure
by Katey Rich January 26, 2012 comments
Chronicle Filmmaker Now The Frontrunner To Direct The Fantastic Four Reboot
Josh Trank is a largely untested talent. While the young director did do five episodes of the television the series The Kill Point, he has to have a feature film released. But that all changes next month. Trank is the co-writer and director of Chronicle, a found-footage movie from 20th Century Fox about a group of teens that get superpowers. While the movie doesn't come out February 3rd, apparently Fox is extremely high on the filmmaker right now...
by Eric Eisenberg January 13, 2012 comments
New 60-Second Chronicle Spot Doesn't Have Much New Footage, But Still Looks Awesome
Sadly, this trailer doesn't offer much in the way of new footage - it's basically the same as the first one, only cut differently and it's a bit shorter. The movie is coming out in early February, so unless the TV spots are jammed with tons of never-before-seen stuff, this is all we're going to get until we're sitting down in a theater munching on some popcorn.
by Eric Eisenberg January 4, 2012 comments
Chronicle International Poster Gives Fresh Look at Mischievous Teen Superheroes
The found-footage nature of Trank’s shoot will have several making comparisons to The Blair Witch Project or the Paranormal Activity films, which is understandable. But this origin story reminded me more of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, with ordinary citizens being blessed with newfound powers and trying to figure out if they’ll be used for good or evil.
by Sean O'Connell December 16, 2011 comments
Chronicle Trailer: What Would You Do If You Had Superpowers?
When a character in fiction learns that they have certain powers and abilities that others don't possess, they have a choice to make: they can either use said powers and abilities for good and to help people, or they can use them for evil. Such is the story of Chronicle, a new film from director Josh Trank and writer Max Landis.
by Eric Eisenberg October 19, 2011 comments
First-Timers Trank And Landis Bring An Original Superhero Story To Fox
The idea behind the spec script Chronicle seems better suited for a kid-focused TV series in the line of The Secret World of Alex Mack, but because superhero stories just won't die at the movies
by Katey Rich August 11, 2010 comments