News of the ‘Twister’ sequel has weather fanatics buzzing with excitement


The “Twister” obsession is a de facto demand for weather fans. It is likely that meteorologists, amateurs, or even casual cloud watchers have seen it at least a few times. Every time it’s broadcast on cable TV, it appears that half of “Weather Twitter” (WxTwitter) uses social media to alert colleagues. Now it’s said there’s a sequel coming – and it’s taking the Weather Foundation by storm.

Twenty-six years after “Twister” was released in 1996, the sequel will be called “Twisters,” according to Hollywood industry news site Deadline. Filming begins in the spring. Steven Spielberg is said to have “overturned” the script, and his enthusiasm “provided the impetus for the fast-tracked film,” which will be a project between Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Universal Studios. Deadline indicated that Warner Bros. It will co-finance the project and that Frank Marshall will produce it.

According to Reader’s Digest, the movie likely won’t be released until at least mid-2024, if not later.

When asked about his initial reaction to news of the “Twister” sequel, Reed Timmer, famous storm chaser and former star of Discovery Channel’s long-running series “Storm Chasers” Describe the feeling as “pure excitement!”

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“Twister remains one of my favorite movies,” Twister told The Washington Post in a letter. “I love the storm chaser characters in the original movie and the representation of life on the road.”

Timmer, who regularly drives tens of thousands of miles a year through the Great Plains and the south and southeast in pursuit of hurricanes, said the depiction of storm-chasing dynamics was spot on in Twister.

He wrote: “The quirky characters and the camaraderie and rivalry between the various tempests and teams as depicted in the original…incredibly accurate and ahead of its time.”

The original film chronicles the adventures of Joe Thornton (played by Helen Hunt), whose family’s rural Oklahoma farm is destroyed in 1969 by an F5 tornado. Her father dies while trying to grab the storm cellar door. Twenty-seven years later, Thornton became a doctoral meteorologist working to deploy tentacles in the path of violent hurricanes. She is in the midst of a divorce from fellow scientist Bill Harding (Bill Paxton). After enduring numerous near-death experiences involving severe storms, the couple rekindle their love while conducting pioneering research on the tornado.

“The [research] The projects were an accurate insight into the future of storm-chasing field science — the interplay between large, self-financed field projects and small, self-financed stalkers who are also trying to make a difference,” Timmer wrote.

The movie “Twister” was a huge success, bringing in nearly $500 million at the box office.

It was not immediately clear who would star in the second part. Deadline wrote that the hope is to bring Hunt back, according to its sources. The news of Part Two comes 5 and a half years after Paxton passed away at the age of 61.

After Paxton’s death on February 25, 2017, dozens of storm chasers headed to the rural roads of the Texas Panhandle and the plains of western Oklahoma. To spell out his initialsThat appeared on the storm that is haunting the Watch Network.

“A Twister sequel without Bill Paxton? It shouldn’t be done,” Chris Evangelista tweeted, editor and chief film critic at Slash Film. “I stand firmly on this very important issue.”

TMZ reports that Bill Paxton’s son has given the sequel his “seal of approval.”

“Twister” It helped popularize the field of storm chase and was among the few films at the time that embraced scholars, especially nerds. Not surprisingly, this sequel was widely welcomed by meteorologists.

The original film had a huge impact in fueling my love and passion for weather and hurricane tracking,” wrote Aaron Jaejak, storm chaser at MyRadar. Application, in a letter to The Post. “I’d love to see them go out with a crew and get some real close-up action shots of actual tornadoes on the plains!”

Despite the pervasive enthusiasm, meteorologists and weather enthusiasts alike hope the producers will be close to the science—some have even advocated the use of weather advisors.

“I’m excited but worried,” Jed Kristof, a meteorologist for NBC affiliate NBC in Missoula, Montana, wrote in a letter to The Post. “It would be great if they did the research and call in the storm chasers/meteorologists to come up with some ideas.”

“At least, they better get some actual storm chasers and their vehicles in the movie as extras, for all that realistic affinity with the chaser!” he wrote.

Here’s a sampling of some buzzing “hurricanes” is born:

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