Twisters, the sequel to the 1996 cult film Twister starring the late Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, is believed to be in the works with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Twisters is co-financed by Universal and Warner Bros.
Pictures, together with renowned producer Frank Marshall. The claim from The Dish is more fascinating in that Steven Spielberg’s appreciation of the script by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) has brought in Amblin and helped put Twisters on the fast track to production in 2023.
Among the potential directors noted in Deadline’s report are Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vaserhelyi, the duo that won an Oscar for their 2018 sports adventure documentary Free Solo. Also mentioned is Dan Trachtenberg, who is currently enjoying acclaim for his successful re-invention of the Predator franchise with his period piece thriller Prey, which generated big buzz for Disney/Hulu earlier this year. Interestingly, Travis Knight of Laika was mentioned; he made the jump from animation (Kubo and the Two Strings) to live-action blockbusters with the 2018 Transformers reboot Bumblebee.