Chronicle is a sorta-kinda-superhero movie scripted by Max Landis and directed by Josh Trank,* and the cast are on the lesser-known side of things. It’s the definition of untried and untested – or, to slice it another way, if we don’t know what to expect, then we’re bound to be treated to the unexpected.
[I've replaced the regionally-locked MTV trailer with this YouTube one. Because, as Master of Cinema put it, if books aren't region-locked, then why should films be? Of films' trailers?]
That trailer is going to play in cinemas with Paranormal Activity 3. The film itself is out in the US in February and in the UK…? We hope to know soon.
*Landis wrote Deer Woman and Trank edited Big Fan so we’ve got something to go on, and those signs are good.