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Max Landis is a screenwriter, director and son of director Creator/JohnLandis. His best known work is the film Film/{{Chronicle}}.

He has also made a bunch of short films and videos including the well known "educational parody film" ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PlwDbSYicM The Death and Return of Superman]]'' in which he recounts {{Superman}}'s [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman infamous death and return]] with the help of Creator/ElijahWood, MandyMoore, Creator/SimonPegg, JennetteMcCurdy, Creator/RonHoward, LizGillies and several others.

[[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=94887 He is currently working on Fox "superhero" show]] called ''Vigilant'' in which he claims "Calling Vigilant a superhero show is like saying Series/{{Luther}} [[XMeetsY was inspired by]] ComicBook/JudgeDredd".

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!!Tropes applying to Max:

* AffectionateParody: His ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman The Death and Return of Superman]]'' somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody film.
* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Had half a dozen different projects in production in the years after ''Chronicle''.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeconstructorFleet: Deconstructed the entire concept of the SuperHeroOrigin story with ''Chronicle'', showing the kind of dangers emotionally volatile teenagers gaining superpowers could cause.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Fox told him to rewrite his script for ''Chronicle 2'' as [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/10/why-fox-dont-like-the-script-for-chronicle-2/ it wasn't enough of a retread of the first movie]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Death And Return of Superman'' is an absolute gold-mine for this. Aside from the ones mentioned above, there was [[Series/{{Victorious}} Matt Bennett]], Creator/YuriLowenthal, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliesin_Jaffe Taliesin Jaffe]] and Creator/MatthewMercer.
* HotBlooded: Is unbelievably enthusiastic about ''everything'' he talks about.
* MemeticMutation: [[http://memegenerator.net/instance/15464226?urlName=Facebook-Max&browsingOrder=Popular&browsingTimeSpan=AllTime Facebook Max]]
* OneOfUs: Has been a reader of comics for years, and produced the ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman The Death and Return of Superman]]'' [[AffectionateParody somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody film]]. He is also at the very least aware of TVTropes, as can be seen by his comment [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?src_vid=xwtdMzQtG9s&annotation_id=annotation_945638&feature=iv&v=cH2jsabYulI here]]. He's also written the Spiderman fanfic Fanfic/TheShockerLegit.
** [[https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/397576150764904448 He also knows this page exists.]] Hi Max!