Trade news from Deadline, as they report that Minari director Lee Isaac Chung is in negotiations to helm the Twister sequel at Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Apparently it will be called Twisters.
The original Jan De Bont-directed 1996 original starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton. It was a major hit. Twister was produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin, it made $494 million at the worldwide box office and even went on to spawn a ride experience at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
The original was about an estranged storm-chasing couple who reunite to track the storm of the century in Oklahoma. The sequel, written by The Revenant writer Mark L. Smith, is penning the sequel script. According to the rumors, the sequel will bring Helen Hunt back, but will centre on a lead character that is the daughter she had with Paxton’s character after the events of Twister who is, herself, a storm chaser.
Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski dropped out to pursue Formula One at Apple Studios’ with Brad Pitt.
Universal and Warner Bros. Pictures are co-financing Twisters. Universal are in creative control. Original movie producer Frank Marshall returns.