Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis, who last year released a 17-minute video rant about the death and return of Superman (featuring Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore), reveals that earlier this year he was approached by DC Comics to collaborate with Greg Pak on a weekly series that apparently would have rebooted that very storyline. However, because of Landis’ schedule and changes at DC regarding a weekly title, the project never went anywhere.
But now Landis has uploaded a nearly 43-minute video in which he enthusiastically lays out his ideas, act by act. “This is not a viral video,” the prologue cautions. “It is essentially longform fan faction and super dorky to the moon.”
Screenwriter Max Landis, whose found-footage superpowers movie Chronicle topped the weekend box office, has released an entertaining 17-minute rant about, and recreation of, the death and return of Superman, featuring appearances by Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore, among others. The original version apparently was 45 minutes long, so what we get here are the highlights — along with a sly plug for Chronicle.