The 1996 classic Twister is finally getting a sequel. The new stand-alone continuation was shot on an estimated budget of $200 million. As such, with a newly-released trailer, Twisters looks like a massive extension of the original movie and one that should be an exciting addition from Universal Pictures.
A sequel to Twister was first reported in 2020. There have been some interesting developments in the years since then, with reports that the film would focus on the daughter of Bill Paxton’s and Helen Hunt’s characters. Now we’ll get to see a new take which will additionally incorporate climate change into the sequel’s plot.
It definitely looks like an interesting direction for a sequel and one that will hopefully live up to the classic original. It’s been a long time since the first Twister movie was released, but in the time since then weather-tracking technology has certainly changed, and so have weather patterns. Thus there will be plenty to explore with a continuation – especially one that’s set nearly three decades later.
Here’s the official trailer for Twisters:
The original disaster film, which starred the aforementioned Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton, also featured Jami Gertz and Cary Elwes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay penned by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. Twister became the second-highest-grossing film of 1996, having earned $495.7 million worldwide on a budget between $88 and $92 million.
The upcoming film was directed by Lee Isaac Chung from a screenplay penned by Mark L. Smith.
The film stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, and Anthony Ramos. The cast also includes Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack, Maura Tierney, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, Nik Dodani, David Corenswet, Tunde Adebimpe, and Katy O’Brian.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding Twisters as we have them. For now, however, the official trailer for Twisters certainly promises an interesting follow-up to the original classic.