During the Super Bowl, the first Twisters trailer was released by Universal Pictures ahead of its July 19, 2024, release date.
Twisters will be directed by Minari filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung from a screenplay written by Mark L. Smith. It is reportedly not being developed as a direct sequel to the 1996 film but rather as a “new chapter” in the franchise.
“Edgar-Jones stars as Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser haunted by a devastating encounter with a tornado during her college years who now studies storm patterns on screens safely in New York City. She is lured back to the open plains by her friend, Javi (Golden Globe nominee Anthony Ramos, In the Heights) to test a groundbreaking new tracking system. There, she crosses paths with Tyler Owens (Powell), the charming and reckless social-media superstar who thrives on posting his storm-chasing adventures with his raucous crew, the more dangerous the better,” says the synopsis.
“As storm season intensifies, terrifying phenomena never seen before are unleashed, and Kate, Tyler and their competing teams find themselves squarely in the paths of multiple storm systems converging over central Oklahoma in the fight of their lives.”
You can watch the new Twisters trailer on YouTube below (watch more trailers):
Daisy Edgar-Jones will take the role of “a former storm chaser who works a desk job after surviving a terrifying tornado. However, she will be forced back out onto the field.” Joining Edgar-Jones and Powell are Anthony Ramos, Brandon Perea, Maura Tierney, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, Harry Hadden-Paton, Nik Dodani, Tunde Adebimpe, Katy O’Brian, and David Corenswet. Steven Spielberg is currently attached to executive produce through Amblin Entertainment. It is being produced by Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Universal’s Sara Scott and Jacqueline Garell are overseeing the project, along with Kennedy/Marshall’s Ashley Jay Sandberg.
What was the original Twister about?
Directed by Jan de Bont, the first installment followed storm chasers Bill Harding and Dr. Joanne Harding in the midst of finalizing their divorce. The pair reunites during a severe tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, where they test their weather-tracking device that would improve lead times on tornado warnings. It also starred Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck, Todd Field, and more.