“Ultimately, I’m just very grateful to Fox for making a film as close to my original script as Chronicle was. For making the film at all. So yeah it’s sad that as of right now I’m not involved in the sequel, and don’t know what it’s about even, but ultimately I can’t complain…Chronicle 2 is still probably happening, just not with my involvement as of now. It’s a bummer, but there are no real hard feelings.”
Landis also mentioned that director Josh Trank was never attached to the sequel and likely won’t return, given he is in pre-production on the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
There were previous reports that Fox wanted to move in a different direction from Landis’ initial script. Those were at first said to be untrue but now appear to be accurate.
The original film told the story of three high school students who make an incredible discovery, leading to them developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities, and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.