In the summer of 2024, “Twisters,” a follow-up to the 1996 disaster epic “Twister,” will wreck movie theatres.
“Twisters” will be in theatres on July 19, 2024. The movie is being backed by Universal.
“Twisters” will come out on the big screen at the same time as “Transformers: A New Generation” from Paramount and one week before “Thunderbolts” from Marvel.
Lee Isaac Chung, who got “Minari” nominated for several Oscars, is in charge of “Twisters.” Mark L. Smith will write the screenplay. He co-wrote “The Revenant,” which won an Academy Award and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, and was directed by Alejandro G. Iárritu.
The first “Twister” was a huge hit and made almost $500 million at the box office around the world, mostly because of its groundbreaking special effects. In addition to doing well at the box office, “Twister” was nominated for Oscars for best sound and best visual effects.
In the movie, Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, and Philip Seymour Hoffman all played scientists who went after storms and tried to stop the strongest tornado in decades. The sequel has been in the works since 2020, but plot details are still sketchy. It’s also not clear how the two movies will connect, but Universal calls the remake “a new chapter from the 1996 movie.”
Warner Bros. Pictures will also help pay for “Twisters.” Frank Marshall is producing through his company Kennedy/Marshall. He is known for movies like “Jurassic World,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Bourne,” as well as “The Sixth Sense” and “The Color Purple.”
For Universal, the production will be run by Executive VP of Production Sara Scott and Creative Executive Jacqueline Garell. For Kennedy/Marshall, the production will be run by Ashley Jay Sandberg.