Max Landis is the successful 28 year-old screenwriter of CHRONICLE. He also has a film on YouTube which he directed called "The Death and Return of Superman" which features Mandy Moore and Elijah Wood.
He is also the son of film director John Landis, who directed ANIMAL HOUSE, BLUES BROTHERS, AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, TRADING PLACES, and COMING TO AMERICA. So Max is a Jewish Beverly Hills prince. But while nepotism has certainly opened up some doors for Max, he is ultimately going places strictly because of his passion and his amazing talents.
Max is a polarizing character. People either hate him because they think he's obnoxious, or they are just fascinated by his crazy genius.
But perhaps what I find most fascinating about Max is his AMBIGUOUS SEXUALITY. He is nominally straight, but certain personality characteristics leave cause for wonder. For one thing, his love of rainbows! He wears lots of rainbows! Rainbow gloves, rainbow shirts, rainbow headbands, etc. He also loves Disney and Disney theme parks. It could be a hipster thing, but he also wears heart-shaped sunglasses.
There is also a year-old video on YouTube of himself on his birthday and he's kissing girls and guys (although he denies he's bi and says that kissing is fun).
He is currently shooting his first feature, a screenplay he has written, called ME HIM HER, a supernatural erotic fantasy comedy about sexual identity, starring Dustin Milligan (HOT HOT HOT) and it involves a huge gay pride parade! (I'm also under the impression that Max has the hots for Dustin Milligan as well, based upon certain tweets) ME HIM HER has Sundance written all over it!
You should follow Max Landis on Twitter! It's exciting to follow someone who's still early in his career, but who is about to hit it huge!
Trust me, this kid is the next Joss Whedon! (Perhaps a gay Joss Whedon?) But mark my words, he'll be just as famous for his eccentric personality as he is for his movies!