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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, American Ultra and Bright as well as Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, the TV adaptation of the Douglas Adams Dirk Gently book series, which ran for two seasons on BBC America. He is also a creative consultant for WWE.

Landis is personally known for releasing a series 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 numerous celebrity friends. He followed up in 2015 with Wrestling Isn't Wrestling, an exploration of professional wrestling through the kayfabe story of Triple H's career, with the wrestlers portrayed by female models.


Landis is infamous for his eccentric personality, possessing a frequently bizarre fashion sense, an ability to spontaneously generate film pitches, and his often near-encyclopedic knowledge of comics and film. He has attracted controversy for his significant social media presence, apparent high opinion of his own work, alleged sense of entitlement, Hipster lifestyle and supposed It's Popular, Now It Sucks! mentality.

Landis's antics have made him a divisive figure, which, combined with the emotional and sexual abuse accusations leveled against him, which are best left unmentioned, has caused his star power and influence to dwindle in recent years.


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