Twisters

(2024)

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Synopsis

The unpredictability of the natural world collides with the human need for order and control

Storm chasers face down the most dangerous and extreme types of weather. To test a new experimental weather alert system, the storm chasers must put themselves at risk and come face to face with the power of the natural world.

What to know

What is Twisters about?

Twisters is an upcoming disaster movie produced by Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, and The Kennedy/Marshall Company. The movie is considered a sequel to the 1996 original movie Twister. It is directed by Lee Isaac Chung, a filmmaker known for the movies Minari and Abigail Harm. Twisters is written by Mark L. Smith, a screenwriter who has worked on movies such as The Revenant, The Midnight Sky, Vacancy, and The Hole.

Who is starring in Twisters?

Twister features an ensemble cast led by Daisy Edgar-Jones, best known for her performances in Where the Crawdads Sing and Normal People. Top Gun: Maverick star Glen Powell also stars alongside Anthony Ramos, who has starred in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and Dumb Money. David Corenswet, Daryl McCormack, Brandon Perea, Maura Tierney, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, Nik Dodani, Tunde Adebimpe, and Katy O’Brian all feature in the cast.

Is the original cast going to be in Twisters?

Twisters does not contain any of the original cast members from the 1996 movie. It is an original movie and is not a continuation of the previous one. 

Where was Twisters filmed?

Twisters was filmed primarily in Oklahoma and Los Angeles. Filming locations include Oklahoma City, Chickasha, El Reno, Okarche, Midwest City, Yukon, and Cashion. 

Production News

  • June 24, 2020
    • It was first reported that Universal Pictures were considering a reboot of the movie Twister. (Source: Variety)
  • October 17, 2022
    • Twisters is now considered a sequel to the original movie with Mark L. Smith confirmed as the screenwriter and Frank Marshall announced to be producing. (Source: Deadline)
  • December 15, 2022
    • Lee Isaac Chung is confirmed to be directing the movie. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • December 20, 2022
    • The movie is given a release date of July 19, 2024. (Source: Deadline)
  • March 17, 2023
    • The first casting announcement reveals that Daisy Edgar-Jones will be starring in a lead role. (Source: Deadline)
  • April 13, 2023
    • Glen Powell joins the cast to play opposite Daisy Edgar-Jones. (Source: Deadline)
  • April 17, 2023
    • A new casting announcement confirms the involvement of Anthony Ramos. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 17, 2023
    • Maura Tierney, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, and David Corenswet all join the cast of the movie. (Source: Deadline)
  • December 28, 2023
    • In an interview with actor Glenn Powell it is reported that the movie is neither a reboot nor a sequel but a new standalone story. (Source: Variety)
  • February 12, 2024
    • The first footage from the movie is revealed in a trailer that depicts Glen Howell starring as a daring tornado rider. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 8, 2024
    • A new trailer for Twisters is released showing how extreme weather can unleash the human urge for thrill seeking. (Source: YouTube)

Genres

Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Thriller

Runtime

2h 0min

Age rating

PG-13

Production country

United States

Director

Lee Isaac Chung

Cast

Daisy Edgar-Jones
Kate Cooper
Glen Powell
Tyler Owens
Anthony Ramos
Javi
Maura Tierney
Cathy
Brandon Perea
Boone
Daryl McCormack
Sasha Lane
Lily
Kiernan Shipka
Addy
Nik Dodani
David Corenswet
Scott
Harry Hadden-Paton
Tunde Adebimpe
Katy O'Brian
Danny