Batten down the hatches, everyone. Or jump into your car, if you’re a storm chaser. A new Twister is on the horizon.
Twisters are notoriously difficult to predict, often coming out of nowhere and capable of razing small towns in a matter of moments. But we have a handle on the new cinematic one: Twisters, a sequel to the 1996 film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, is in the works, Deadline reported Monday.
Potential directors reportedly include Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vaserhelyi, who masterfully shot the IMAX spectacle, Free Solo. Also in the running is Dan Trachtenberg, who surprised just about everyone with a beyond-decent Predator prequel called Prey earlier this year.
Deadline mentioned that the makers of the Twister sequel are trying to lure Helen Hunt to return. She helped carried the original movie to its massive haul of $494 million across the globe.
As did Philip Seymour Hoffman, who many forget was one of the stars of the disaster movie. And as did Bill Paxton, who took command of the lead role flawlessly.
Twister: A Key Component in Bill Paxton’s Rich Legacy
Twister, Aliens, Tombstone, and Apollo 13 were Bill Paxton’s biggest claims to fame. He died suddenly and tragically in February 2017 due to complications from surgery. He was 61-years-old.
It’s too early to tell if Bill Paxton will roll over in his grave once the new Twister movie comes out. But we can rest assured that his coffin won’t get pulled out of the ground in the Hollywood Hills and hurled elsewhere in Southern California, as twisters never hit that part of the country.