Helen Hunt was able to chase tornadoes as soon as once more in a sequel to her 1996 catastrophe film hit, TWISTER, however the thought she pitched had her character Dr. Jo Harding being killed off within the opening scene, put Hunt within the director’s chair, and featured a solid of “all Black and Brown storm chasers.”
While selling her upcoming position within the Starz sequence Blindspotting, Hunt spoke with “Collider” and revealed that she has discovered it troublesome to get studios to satisfy with her to debate her thought for a sequel to Twister. Hunt needed to direct the movie with a script from herself, alongside with Blindspotting producers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. Hunt would kill off her character of Dr. Jo Harding early on so she may give attention to directing the movie and he or she actually needed a movie that featured “all Black and Brown storm chasers.” According to Hunt, she has barely been capable of get a assembly in regards to the thought:
“I tried to get it made. With Daveed [Diggs] and Rafael [Casal] and me writing it, and all Black and brown storm chasers, and they wouldn’t do it. I was going to direct it. We could barely get a meeting, and this is in June of 2020 when it was all about diversity. It would have been so cool.”
Hunt additionally revealed within the interview that she would have preferred to return for the sequel as an “elder, tired, haggard” model of her character. She additionally says by killing her character off early on, it could enable the remainder of the solid to shine whereas Hunt put all of her focus into her work behind the digicam. I give her factors for effort nevertheless it looks like the thought isn’t the popcorn leisure that the studio was in search of.
In June of 2020, information broke that a Twister reboot was in improvement from Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski. There hasn’t been a lot motion with the mission, not less than publicly, since that announcement however I’d think about that the idea continues to be within the improvement course of. It’s additionally fascinating that the reboot was reported in June of 2020 and Hunt makes a reference to pitching her thought for a sequel across the similar time.
Twister was launched in 1996 and was directed by Jan de Bont with Steven Spielberg serving as government producer. The movie follows a group of daring storm chasers led by Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton, who play exes which might be thrown collectively once more as they attempt to deploy a meteorological analysis machine throughout an F5 twister outbreak in Oklahoma. Twister ushered in a new period of catastrophe movies and finally grossed $495 million at the worldwide box office, making it the second-highest-grossing movie of 1996 behind Independence Day.
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