After an evening’s reverence for old school monsters at Universal’s 100 years celebration, An American Werewolf In London director John Landis revealed the status of his son’s current project: writing the follow-up to this year’s found footage hit, Chronicle. Apparently, Max Landis is butting heads with studios bosses over Chronicle 2‘s script.
Landis Sr. went on to say:
“He wrote a sequel and it’s amazing, and the studio read it and said, ‘We want ‘Chronicle’ again!’ And he said, ‘No, this is the sequel, it’s the evolution, and they said ‘No, we want that movie again!’ So it’s difficult, we’re dealing with a difficult business.’”
Here’s hoping the studio and Landis Jr. can come to an agreement. Fox, if Landis wrote a successful film for your studio, can’t you sodding trust him to do it again?
Max Landis is also fostering other projects in addition to the Chronicle sequel, including a TV series alongside Homeland producer Howard Gordon called Vigilante about a young women who concocts a fantasy persona in order to tackle crime and a bent police department. Apparently it’s not about superheroes.
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