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‘Twister’ Reboot in the Works at Universal With Joseph Kosinski

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Universal Pictures is trying to reboot the traditional tentpole “Twister,” and appears to have discovered a director to climate the storm.

Sources inform Variety that Universal Pictures is creating a reboot of the 1996 blockbuster and is in negotiations with “Top Gun: Maverick” helmer Joseph Kosinski to direct.

Frank Marshall will produce the pic and the studio is at present assembly with writers to pen the script.

Plot particulars are obscure on this newest model, however the authentic movie starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, who play storm chasers and a pair on the brink of divorce. They workforce as much as chase tornadoes in order to ship their advance climate alert system that needs to be positioned in the path of the Twister.

The movie was not solely a large hit, bringing $494 million at the worldwide field workplace, nevertheless it additionally was applauded for its ground-breaking particular results. “Speed” director Jan De Boot helmed, Steven Spielberg exec produced and, in a uncommon prevalence, creator Michael Crichton penned the script.

Senior VP of manufacturing Sara Scott will oversee for Universal.

Kosinski is not any stranger to taking up big-budget initiatives, beginning along with his breakthrough directing debut on “Tron: Legacy.” The movie scored at the field workplace, and led to Kosinski getting the Universal directing job “Oblivion,” which additionally resulted in his robust ties to Tom Cruise, who starred in the film.

Cruise would ultimately faucet Kosinski to direct the long-awaited “Top Gun” sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick.” The movie stars Cruise, Miles Teller and Glen Powell and bows this December.

Kosinski is repped by CAA.

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