Excitement is swirling as the first trailer for the long-awaited stand-alone sequel, “Twisters,” made a dramatic touchdown during Super Bowl LVIII, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats. With a star-studded cast led by Glen Powell, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and Anthony Ramos, this action-packed thriller is set to redefine the genre and take viewers on a wild ride through the eye of the storm.
Directed by Lee Isaac Chung and slated for release on July 19 by Universal Pictures, “Twisters” is a follow-up to the beloved 1996 film helmed by director Jan de Bont. The original “Twister” starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as intrepid storm chasers risking it all to develop a groundbreaking weather alert system. Now, decades later, the legacy continues as a new generation of daredevils faces the ultimate test of bravery against nature’s fury.
Joining Powell, Edgar-Jones, and Ramos in the heart of the storm are an ensemble cast including Kiernan Shipka, David Corenswet, Sasha Lane, Maura Tierney, Katy O’Brian, Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Nik Dodani, and Tunde Adebimpe. With talent like this, audiences can expect a rollercoaster of emotions as the characters navigate the treacherous landscape of tornado alley.
At the helm of the whirlwind adventure is director Lee Isaac Chung, acclaimed for his work on the critically acclaimed “Minari.” With a keen eye for storytelling and a knack for capturing human emotions, Chung brings a fresh perspective to the world of “Twisters,” ensuring a gripping and immersive experience for audiences of all ages.
Mark L. Smith’s script, based on characters originated by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin, promises to deliver all the thrills and excitement fans have come to expect from the franchise. And with powerhouse producers Patrick Crowley, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg on board, “Twisters” is poised to set the box office on fire.
Reflecting on the original film’s impact, actor Daryl McCormack shared his excitement for the sequel and praised Chung’s vision for the project. “Lee Isaac Chung is such an interesting choice because he’s a really sensitive director,” McCormack said. “I don’t see how he can make a film like this and not make it feel intimate, so that’s what I’m excited about.”
As anticipation reaches fever pitch, “Twisters” promises to be a high-octane thrill ride that will leave audiences breathless. So hold onto your hats and brace yourselves for the storm of the century.