Creator / Max Landis

Max Landis (born August 3, 1985) is a screenwriter, director, producer, comic book writer and son of director John Landis. His best known works are the films Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein and American Ultra.

He has also made a bunch of short films and videos including the well known "educational parody film" The Death and Return of Superman in which he recounts Superman's infamous death and return with the help of Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Simon Pegg, Jennette McCurdy, Ron Howard, Liz Gillies and several others.

He is currently working on a TV adaptation of the Douglas Adams Dirk Gently series, which now has its own page: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

Landis has attracted controversy for his constant social media presence, incredibly high opinion of his own work, a seeming sense of entitlement, Hipster lifestyle and It's Popular, Now It Sucks mentality. He possesses a frequently bizarre fashion sense, ability to spontaneously generate film pitches, and often near-encyclopedic knowledge of comics and film. These combined have made him one of the most notable mid-tier writers in Hollywood, as well as one of the most divisive.

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