Universal is Working on a Reboot of 1996’s ‘Twister’ And I Have Feelings
My 13-year-old inner-self has so many feelings about this.
As a self-professed weather enthusiast, I never thought I'd see the day that they'd make a movie about my favorite weather phenomenon. I've been fascinated by the weather and, in particular, tornadoes since I was a little kid. I used to check out books about tornadoes from the library and make my mom read them to me when I was in kindergarten. Sometimes, she'd slam the book shut and say, "We shouldn't be reading this before bed. It will scare you."
I distinctly remember walking through Mayfair Mall in Milwaukee as a kid and seeing a poster for a major motion picture...WITH A TORNADO ON IT. They're making a movie about tornadoes. OMG.
I saw it seven times in theaters. I pre-purchased the DVD from Sam Goody. I had a poster in my room. I bought the soundtrack and fell in love with Allison Krauss & Union Station. I even wrote a 50-page sequel script to the movie and left it on the tram to be "discovered" at Universal Studios when I was 15. Yes, really. My nerd game was strong.
Other films have come out about tornadoes, but Twister is the original gangster. And now, in 2020, we're in the age of reboots. Those of us who fell in love with movies as kids are now middle-aged and have the money to go see a nostalgia film.
Universal Pictures is reportedly looking to reboot the film with director Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) at the helm. It will be produced by Frank Marshall, who is currently meeting with writers about the script.
Hey, Frank. I still have ideas 22 years later. You can reach me at AJ@wcrz.com.