Directed By: Josh Tranks
Starring: Dane Dehaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan
Released this week is superhero movie with a twist Chronicle which follows three high school kids after they make an incredible discovery, leading them to develop powers beyond their understanding. Shown as ‘found footage’ which we have seen in the likes of Blair Witch, Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity this looks an interesting take on the superhero genre.
The camcorder footage records their new skills and how they use them to their advantage, the trailer below shows the usual mucking around, which most people would do if in their situation. It then appears to turn ugly when one of the boys appears to do something deliberate and violent. The three boys realise that what they have discovered is dangerous not only to them but to others aswell.
This is Director Josh Tranks first major film release and the three main stars of the film; Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan could well be making a name for themselves in the movie business this year if Chronicle is a success. This could well be a surprise hit of the year.
Chronicle is in UK cinemas this Wednesday 1st February 2012.
Australia Release Date: 2nd February 2012
USA Release Date: 3rd February 2012