1996 saw the release of one of the most impactful films in cinematic history. Twister brought in $495.7 million worldwide and received 2 nominations at the 69th Academy Awards ceremony. As first reported by Variety, a reboot of the classic film is officially in the works at Universal Pictures.
Per the initial report, Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall is already on-board to produce the picture. Moreover, the studio is reportedly eyeing Joseph Kosinski to sit in the director’s chair. Kosinski is perhaps best known for his work on Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick.
The original film had the benefit of being penned by the great Anne-Marie Martin alongside Michael Crichton. However, Universal is yet to tap a screenwriter for the upcoming remake. Additionally, Senior VP of production Sara Scott will oversee all development.
The original 1996 blockbuster featured an ensemble cast including Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, and Phillip Seymour Huffman. The plot focuses on a group of storm chasers researching tornadoes during a severe outbreak in Oklahoma. At this time, there is no word on who could be starring in the reboot. Moreover, Twister launched a bevy of spinoff material including video games, book tie-ins, and theme park attractions.
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