A representative for Universal Studios announced on Tuesday, October 18, that they are working on the production of a sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful film “Twister,” which was released in 1996.
The sequel to “Twisters” is currently in the production stages at Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, and Warner Bros. The project will also receive financial backing from the entertainment industry.
According to Universal, the screenplay for “Twisters” will be written by the same person who wrote the screenplay for “The Revenant,” and it will have audiences once again pursuing the storm.
According to Universal, the picture will also have Frank Marshall serving in the capacity of producer; however, there is currently no director attached to the project.
According to the publication Deadline, which was the first to break the news that the sequel was looking for a director, the husband-and-wife team of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (both of “Free Solo”) and Travis Knight (“Bumblebee”) were among the directors who had been short-listed.
Dan Trachtenberg was also mentioned by Deadline as a potential candidate; however, he refuted the rumour in a tweet, writing, “To whom it may concern. I am not making a TWISTER.”
The original movie was directed by Jan de Bont, and it starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton. Stephen Spielberg served as an executive producer on the project. Other cast members, such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Todd Field, contributed to “Twister’s” enormous success at the box office, where it grossed more than $494 million from audiences in over 100 countries.