'Chronicle' Scribe Max Landis Signs With CAA

Max Landis - Headshot - H - 2016
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He has two series on TV this fall: Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero’ and BBC America’s ‘Dirk Gently’

Screenwriter Max Landis has signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He previously was with WME.

The scribe, son of director John Landis, broke out with his debut feature, 2012’s Chronicle, which starred Michael B. Jordan and Dane DeHaan and was a surprise hit for Twentieth Century Fox. Last year, he had two films on the big screen, American Ultra and Victor Frankenstein.

The Landis-penned cop thriller Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, is in pre-production at Netflix with David Ayer directing. Meanwhile, Landis’ supernatural spec script Deeper was picked up by MGM in April and has Bradley Cooper attached to star. The two will produce alongside Addictive Pictures and David S. Goyer’s Phantom Four.

Landis also is the co-creator and executive producer of two series on television this fall: the horror anthology Channel Zero, which Syfy greenlighted for two seasons and will premiere on Sept. 27, and BBC America’s adaptation of Douglas Adam’s graphic novel series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, which he will co-showrun with Stargate’s Robert Cooper.

Landis continues to be represented by Writ Large and attorney Howard Abramson of Behr Abramson Levy.