Twister, the classic ’90s disaster movie, returns: why it took so long

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Usually it doesn’t happen, but sometimes it does. We had to wait almost 30 years for another film Twist will arrive in theaters. Normally these types of late sequels tend to come from scripts that circulate through production companies. But this is not the case, because Universal announced, already in 2020, that it wanted to make a sequel (although originally it was a remake).

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In a move reminiscent of what Marvel did when they hired him Chloe Zhao (Oscar winner Nomadland) direct EternalsUniversal hired Lee Isaac Chung (the director of Minari. Nomadland AND Minari competed for the Best Picture Oscar three years ago, which is unlikely to happen Tornadoas it will be called in its premiere in Argentina..

Chung was chosen over Joseph Kosinski (A silent place) and even Helen Hunt herself, especially after they decided that her character would be eliminated Twister.

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Nearly thirty years after the release of the original film, which grossed nearly $500 million and was the second highest-grossing film of 1996), it has been decided that audiences are more in the mood for tornadoes.

New protagonists, same climatic effect (but now it's not a tornado: there are two).  Photos Universal imagesNew protagonists, same climatic effect (but now it’s not a tornado: there are two). Photos Universal images

But does disaster cinema still have an audience, like it did decades ago?

It is known that none of the original cast will repeat themselves, and that Daisy Edgar-Jones (the series War of the Worlds), Glen Powell (Top Gun: nonconformist) and Anthony Ramos, who comes from musicals hamilton AND In the heights, and of A star was born.

The new film had a budget of $200 million. The new film had a budget of $200 million.

Well, from what we see in the trailer, the three will go into the open field trying to hunt down (and eliminate) the tornadoes. The film’s budget is high: 200 million dollars. Released July 19th (yes, a week early Deadpool and Wolverine).

“It’s not a reboot“, said its protagonist, Glen Powell, In an interview late last year with the magazine Rowing. The trailer premiered during the famous Super Bowl halftime show, just like those of Deadpool and Wolverine AND Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Is this a reboot or a sequel? As you can see, there are similarities between Twister and the original film, from 1996.

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell and "Minari" director Lee Isaac Chung.Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell and “Minari” director Lee Isaac Chung.

Powell says in the trailer “You don’t face your fears, you ride them.” From what we see, farms are being destroyed, cars are being smashed, cities are being leveled, people are being thrown into the air, and livestock are being sent into orbit.

“We’re not trying to recreate the history of the first one,” Powell said. “It’s a completely original story. There are no characters from the original film, so it’s not a true sequel. Today it’s just a standalone story.”

A scene from "Twister", starring Helen Hunt and the late Bill Paxton.  Clarin photographic archiveA scene from “Twister”, starring Helen Hunt and the late Bill Paxton. Clarin photographic archive

Edgar-Jones plays Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser haunted by a devastating encounter with a tornado during her college years, who now studies storm patterns on screens in New York City. Her friend Javi takes her back to the plains to test a new and innovative tracking system. There she meets Tyler Owens (Powell), the charming and daredevil social media superstar who enjoys posting his storm-chasing adventures in her raucous outfit: the more dangerous she is, the better she is.

Source: Clarin

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