Chronicle writer, Max Landis, has taken to Twitter to voice his displeasure for the new Power Rangers film trailer .
The anticipated live-action Power Rangers film, based on the American superhero television series, has already received both praise and criticism alike, with the trailer’s recent exposure and circulation over the internet. The major criticism has pointed out the similarities between the film’s trailer and 2012 film Chronicle, which was wrote by Landis.
Chronicle, directed by Josh Trank, follows a group of teenagers who are inadvertently endowed with telekinetic powers after stumbling upon a mysterious alien structure, which they must learn to control and manipulate. Similarly, the new Power Rangers film trailer shows a similar group of teenagers whom also stumble upon a mysterious alien structure and are mysteriously endowed with super powers, which they must also learn to control.
Tweeting about the similarities on Sunday, Landis remarked: “Yeah, it appears they hired the writer of Chronicle and he wrote a Power Rangers movie, so they fired him and made Chronicle instead.” He added, “I wrote a silly, fun, goofy retro teen action adventure movie. They fired me, and five or so writers later, it appears they made Chronicle.”
But despite the apparent overbearing similarities between the two films, we’ll have to wait until March of next year to find out how similar Power Rangers actually is.
Power Rangers, directed by Dean Israelite, is due to fly onto the big screen 24th March 2017. Watch the trailer below