The long-awaited Twister sequel is getting ready to start production this month. Details on Twisters, the sequel to the 1996 film, are still being kept quiet. But here’s what we know about the upcoming movie.
Twister was one of the most successful disaster movies of all time. After its release on May 10, 1996, the film grossed more than $494 million worldwide against its budget of $92 million. Though sadly, two of its stars, Bill Paxton and Philip Seymour Hoffman, have since passed.
Daisy Edgar-Jones Will Star in Twisters
The first official cast announcement was that of Daisy Edgar-Jones, who is the film’s lead. While not much is known yet about the character. There are a few details known.
Edgar-Jones’ character, rumored to be named Kate, is a former storm chaser who, after surviving a disastrous tornado encounter, now works a desk job. However, she will find herself forced to return to the field.
It’s Possible that Helen Hunt Might Appear Twisters
FanBolt has heard, from multiple sources, that Helen Hunt was listed on the production listing for the project in early April, implying that she will return for the flick. The reports haven’t been confirmed, though. We suspect that if she does return, it will be a brief appearance.
The Cast of Twister
Also joining the cast is Anthony Ramos, best known for starring in 2021’s In the Heights. Additionally, we’ve heard rumors of Kiernan Shipka possibly being involved, but that news has not been confirmed.
The Storyline of Twisters
The film will pick up decades after the original film and will follow a storm chaser, Kate, who survived a horrific tornado years ago that left most of her crew dead. After the chase, she gave up storm-chasing for good. And since then, she’s spent the last ten years in a desk job as a tornado specialist with the National Weather Service. Though, the film finds Kate back in the field once more.
IMDb Pro’s official description lists the film’s summary simply as “an update to the 1996 film Twister.” The flick is not thought to be a direct sequel.
Filming on Twisters & the Twisters Release Date
Production is set to begin on Twisters this week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. And filming is expected to continue through July 2023. The film will be directed by Lee Isaac Chung, with Mark L. Smith penning the screenplay and Frank Marshall producing. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is producing for Universal Studios, which will distribute the flick.
According to IMDb Pro, Twisters will release in theaters on Wednesday, July 19, 2024. There’s no word if the writers’ strike will impact filming or the release date, but we’ll update this post if it does.
Stay tuned for additional updates on Twisters!