Hollywood Screenwriting Directory

Chronicle (2012)

Screenplay Genre: Drama / Thriller / Sci-Fi

Movie Time: 84 Minutes

INCITING INCIDENT

ANDREW (Dane DeHaan), MATT (Alex Russell), and STEVE (Michael B. Jordan) find a mysterious glowing stone in a mysterious cave that gives them all supernatural powers. (00:14:46)

LOCK IN (End of Act One)

After Andrew uses his powers to crash a truck off of the road that is tailgating the group, Matt and Steve put some rules in place for the use of their powers. (00:28:00)

FIRST CULMINATION (Midpoint)

Andrew becomes popular when he performs his powers for the school talent show as ‘magic,’ and Matt says it is the beginning of Andrew’s downfall. (00:45:05)

MAIN CULMINATION (End of Act Two)

Andrew gets upset when Steve tries to help him and accidentally conjures lighting, killing Steve. (00:53:55)

THIRD ACT TWIST

After Andrew sends a bus flying at Matt and evidently kills him, Matt recovers and re-attacks Andrew. (01:10:51)