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New look at Twisters arrives, coming to theaters this summer

The return of the big “disaster movie” arrives in theaters this summer, as Twisters brings back the action of the 90s original.

Ride your… fears?

Remember Twister? Starring Helen Hunt and the late-great Bill Paxton, Twister crashed theaters in 1996, and was a legit summer blockbuster, pulling in just shy of $500 million at the box office. It followed a storm chasing group, as they tried to put a new technology for data collection into effect.

Not that it seems you’ll need to have any knowledge of Twister to watch Twisters, the soft-sequel that’s arriving this summer. While the cast of characters this time around looks to be completely different, it also looks like it’ll be serving up the same feel as that classic film.

From the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series comes Twisters, a current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster, Twister. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar® nominated writer-director of Minari, Twisters stars Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing, Normal People) and Glen Powell (Anyone But You, Top Gun: Maverick) as opposing forces who come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes.

Edgar-Jones stars as 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 safely in New York City. She is lured back to the open plains by her friend, Javi (Golden Globe nominee Anthony Ramos, In the Heights) to test a groundbreaking new tracking system. There, she crosses paths with Tyler Owens (Powell), the charming and reckless social-media superstar who thrives on posting his storm-chasing adventures with his raucous crew, the more dangerous the better.

As storm season intensifies, terrifying phenomena never seen before are unleashed, and Kate, Tyler and their competing teams find themselves squarely in the paths of multiple storm systems converging over central Oklahoma in the fight of their lives.

Universal Pictures press release

Batten down the hatches, Twisters arrives in theaters on July 19th, 2024.

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