'Twister' Reboot Is in the Forecast at Universal

June 25, 2020

Run for cover!

A reboot of the disaster epic “Twister” is being developed at Universal, reported Variety.

Joseph Kosinski, the director of the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick,” is in talks to helm the remake.

The original action film starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as a storm-chasing couple on the verge of divorce. Joining them in tracking down tornadoes were Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jami Gertz and Cary Elwes.

Casting details for the reboot have not been revealed at this time.

Released in 1996, “Twister” was a huge success and eventually grossed over $494 million at the global box office. In addition, it earned two Academy Award nominations for Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

While Steven Spielberg executive produced the original, it is unclear if he’ll be involved with the update.

Another one of Spielberg’s classic films is currently enjoying a return to the spotlight.

Nearly 30 years after its initial release, “Jurassic Park” is once again the #1 movie in America.

With most brick-and-mortar theaters still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and studios not releasing new films, fans have been satiating their big screen needs by hitting up drive-ins for retro fare.

The dinosaur epic took in over $517,600 at 230 sites over the weekend. While another Spielberg classic, “Jaws,” landed in the second spot by earning $516,300 at 187 locations.

Spielberg’s next project, a film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical “West Side Story,” is set to hit theaters on December 18.

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