Teen Super Hero Movie “Chronicle” Getting Picked Up
The new super-power project “Chronicle,” from Max Landis, is close to being picked up by Twentieth Century Fox. Josh Trank is attached to make his directorial debut on the film with John Davis and Adam Schroeder producing. Landis is the son of director John Landis.
“Chronicle” follows a trio of teens who develop super powers after coming in contact with a mysterious substance in the woods outside of Portland, Oregon. The teens initially practice together trying to perfect their new skills, but when family and personal matters begin to interfere the trio start to turn against each other. It is rumored the film will be shot in a hand-held style similar to that of “Cloverfield” and “Paranormal Activity.”
Landis has previously written episodes for “Masters of Horror” and the NBC series “Fear Itself.” This will be Trank’s first feature film project as a director and he is the son of filmmaker Richard Trank who won a Best Documentary Oscar for his role in producing “The Long Way Home.”