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Twisters | Uni/WB | July 19, 2024 | A sequel to the 1996 classic

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https://deadline.com/2020/06/joseph-kosinski-in-talks-to-direct-twister-reboot-at-universal-1202968998/

 

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Joseph Kosinski, director of the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, is reportedly in talks with Universal to helm a remake of the 1996 action movie Twister about a couple of storm chasers, on the brink of divorce, who join together and put themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes to create an advanced weather alert system.

 

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9 minutes ago, John Marston said:

What’s the point? Actors will likely be inferior to Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman etc and tornado special effects won’t wow people like they did in the 90s

 

 

flop in the making 

If it stars the Rock, then that will be wow enough

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https://deadline.com/2022/10/twisters-sequel-forecast-spring-start-universal-amblin-finalize-director-1235147353/

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment are meeting with directors hoping for a spring start on Twisters, a big-scale sequel to the 1996 storm-chasing blockbuster. Universal and Warner Bros are co-financing with Universal taking the creative lead on the picture. Frank Marshall is producing.

 

Here’s what The Dish has heard: Amblin’s Steven Spielberg himself flipped for the script by The Revenant scribe Mark L. Smith, and his enthusiasm provided the impetus for the fast tracked film. Top Gun: Maverick helmer Joseph Kosinski was going to direct, but fell off the film when he committed to the Formula One racing movie vehicle for Brad Pitt that Apple acquired last June after a big auction earlier this year.

 

They haven’t locked in a new director yet, but among the helmers under consideration are the Oscar-winning Free Solo team of Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vaserhelyi, Dan Trachtenberg who most recently directed the terrific Predator reinvention Prey and before that 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Travis Knight, the Laika chief whose recent animated films were Missing Link and Kubo and the Two Strings. There might be one or two others in the mix. Jan De Bont directed the original.

 

Sources said that the hope is to bring Helen Hunt back, with a drama that focuses in the daughter she had with the character played by the late Bill Paxton. She has caught the storm chasing bug her parents had. It’s not surprising they would want to revive Twister. The original film was a huge hit, grossing more than $494 million worldwide, pushing the envelope on visual effects and featuring a cast that included Phil Seymour Hoffman and Todd Field. The original was scripted by the late Michael Crichton. The film also hatched a theme park attraction for Universal. The top of climate change and extreme weather is more timely than ever, making the film less escapist fare as too much of a reality.

 

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Hopefully this turns out much better than Independence Day: Resurgence did.

 

Production starting in the spring must mean this is being fast-tracked for Summer 2024. Universal currently has untitled movies set for May 10 (which would be the anniversary of the original) and June 21.

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6 hours ago, Hatebox said:

Twister is the ultimate "that movie made how much money?!"

 

Not really

 

Disaster movies were very popular in the 90s

 

Twister was the first major movie on Tornados as natural disasters and tornados are big part of life in america.

 

The movie had great visual effects for its time

 

Plus the movie has a clear storyline and structure compared to a lot of disaster movies. Like each tornado was like a character on its own, which i found cool about this movie.

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Torontofan said:

 

Not really

 

 

Yes really. It's a barely remembered 90s relic that had the balls to use 'from the producer of Jurassic Park' as a marketing hook. Good for them, because evidently it worked.

 

 

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