Chronicle's Max Landis creating a superhero show for Fox

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Chronicle was one of the sharpest movies about superpowers and teen angst we've seen in ages — so we're excited that its writer, Max Landis, is penning a new superhero show for Fox. In Vigilant, a young woman creates a fictional vigilante identity to take down corruption in the police department. (Shades of the most recent incarnation of Manhunter, perhaps?)

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Here's how the Hollywood Reporter describes Vigilant:

The project is described as a "superhero" origin story told through the unlikely point of view of a smart 20-year-old woman who happens to be a social outcast. After an honorable veteran detective is brutally coerced into working for the corrupt head of Internal Affairs, the detective's daughter plans her revenge by creating a fictional vigilante persona to take on the criminal elements within the police department and the city.

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It sounds pretty promising — let's hope it stays grounded, but also includes some awesome superhero gear. [THR]

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I totally bought into the Chronicle hype-train. Unlike most people, I love found footage films, and was very excited for it, but found the end product to - and this is a strong word - suck.

Really? The most likable character in the movie has to die? And he is black? And it is the most retarded death ever?

Generally speaking, the acting was good, but I honestly felt my disappointment was a product of the writing and directing, so you can mark me down as not excited for this.

Also Fox. So regardless of quality it will likely not air a full first season.