Max Landis reveals that the script for Chronicle 2 that he turned into FOX is really dark..Speaking exclusively to IGN
“Chronicle 2 is in an interesting place right now. It’s moving along”, Landis Jr explained. “There was this whole announcement that they wanted to just do the same thing again because my father said that. My father is not involved in Chronicle 2. He doesn’t know the process. It was not his place to say that.
“The truth is when you have a movie that was as successful as Chronicle was, it’s not as quick of a process. There are a lot more voices coming in and saying ‘This is what the sequel should be’ because there’s a bigger expectation and a bigger fear of failure. And that’s really what’s going on with Chronicle 2.
“[Helmer] Josh [Trank] is directing Fantastic Four. I’m doing a hundred other movies. Chronicle 2 has become this question of ‘How do we all make a movie that we all respect?’. And that’s true to what Chronicle is. There’s no one at the studio who wants to make a bad movie. They all want to make a good movie just as much as I do. We’re not fighting.”
Landis also revealed that he and the studio are on the same page – so to speak – when it comes to his screenplay.
“The report came out that they didn’t like my script. They liked my script. It’s just a really dark script. The question is more of ‘How do we all compromise to get something we want?’ And that’s an incredibly slow process.”
So FOX doesn’t want to get into Dark Chronicle 2 and I don’t see why not! But as far as I see FOX wants to play safe and make a successful movie don’t want to gamble with a dark movie.