‘Twisters’ Is No Longer a ‘Tornado’ Sequel

When phrase first broke that Tornado was getting a brand new film some 25 years after the unique grew to become a shock blockbuster, it was described as a sequel — and supposedly the plan was to have Helen Hunt reprise her function from the primary movie as storm chaser Dr. Jo Harding.

However the information of one other actor becoming a member of the brand new film’s forged additionally brings phrase that it’s not a sequel and that none of the unique Tornado forged is anticipated to seem in it. In response to The Hollywood Reporter, the brand new Tornado — which is titled, Twisters, duh — is “not a sequel, neither is it anticipated to carry again outdated characters. The studio is describing it as a ‘new chapter.’”

Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt in Twister
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As a substitute, Daisy Edgar-Jones, finest recognized from the movie adaptation of The place the Crawdads Sing, will star within the movie. Her unnamed character is described as “as a former storm chaser who, after surviving a disastrous twister encounter, now works a desk job. Nonetheless, she is going to quickly be compelled to — you guessed it — exit into the breach as soon as extra.” The film is being directed by Lee Isaac Chung, who made the terrific indie drama Minari (and, in a curious little bit of timing, this week’s episode of The Mandalorian), and written by Mark L. Smith, who was the screenwriter of The Revenant. 

Moreover Hunt, the unique Tornado starred Invoice Paxton as Jo’s estranged husband (and fellow storm chaser) Invoice Harding. Sadly, Paxton handed away in 2017. One other of the important thing roles within the unique movie was performed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died in 2014. That alone, would have been an enormous impediment to any try at a Tornado legacyquel. Possibly below these circumstances a “new chapter” is the correct option to go.

Twisters is presently scheduled to be launched in theaters on July 19, 2024.

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