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Spring is finally here. The midwest is more vulnerable to tornadic activity. One of the most beloved storm-chasing films is the 1996 Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton classic


. It was announced earlier that a sequel involving Jo and Bill’s daughter was in the works. Daisy Edgar-Jones is set to star in the film. She is known for her roles in Where The Crawdads sing and 02001010Normal people. The plot has changed, and there will no longer be a spin-off involving any of the characters in the original film. Deadline is now reporting that joining Edgar-Jones for the new disaster film is one of the breakout stars of Top Gun: Maverick, Glen Powell.Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment will be once again producing the sequel, with Frank Marshall returning to produce through his and Kathleen Kennedy’s production company. The story revolves around Edgar-Jones, a former storm-chaser who now works at a desk after surviving a devastating tornado encounter. She will soon be forced back to work in the storm chasing field and start a new adventure. The upcoming installment is to be a “new chapter” in the IP, which was originally brought to us by author extraordinaire Michael Crichton, who co-wrote the first movie’s screenplay, and the director of Speed

, Jan De Bont. The new film will be penned by the writer of

The Revenant, Mark L. Smith, while the director of Minari, Lee Issac Chung is attached to direct the cyclone mayhem this time around. Helen Hunt was also developing a Twister, which she had rejected. This film is also a result of that rejected idea. She was planning to make it with Grammy and Tony winner Daveed Diggs and his Blindspotting co-writer Rafael Casal writing. Hunt revealed that she tried to make it in 2021. Daveed, Rafael, me and all the Black and Brown storm chasers wrote it. But they refused to do it. I was going direct it… We couldn’t even get a meeting in June 2020, when diversity was the theme. It would have made a great event. We wanted to have it at a (Historically Black College and University), and there was a rocket club. In this one, the rockets are fired into the tornado. It was going to be so cool.”


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