‘Twister’ Sequel Signs Co-Star, Aims For Summer 2024 Debut

by Thomas Tuna

It’s an ill wind that blows no good.

Twisters–the sequel to the 1996 disaster film Twister–is filling out its cast before shooting starts this spring, this week naming a co-star, according to a report on Deadline.

Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) reportedly will join the previously announced Daisy Edgar-Jones in the Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures feature. The film has been slated for a July 19, 2024 theatrical release.

It’s not yet known what character Powell will play, but Edgar-Jones reportedly will portray “a former storm chaser who, after surviving a disastrous tornado encounter, now works at a desk job. However, she will soon be forced to enter the breach once more.”

The sequel–directed by Oscar-nominated Lee Isaac Chung from a screenplay by Mark L. Smith–is being produced by Frank Marshall.

The original Twister–directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin–stars Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes and Philip Seymour Hoffman as a group of amateur storm chasers trying to deploy a tornado research device during a severe Oklahoma storm.

The film proved to be a box office hit, raking in nearly $500 million worldwide on a $90-million budget–and winding up as the second-highest grossing film of 1996.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Twisters.


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