The sequel to the hit 1996 disaster epic Twister, aptly titled Twisters, has had its release date announced by Universal.
Variety is reporting that Universal has slated Twisters for a July 19, 2024, release date, putting it up against Transformers: A New Generation that day and Marvel Studios’ Thunderbolts a week later. Lee Isaac Chung is reportedly being eyed to direct Twisters, while Mark L. Smith is set to write the screenplay.
Directed by Jan de Bont, the first installment followed storm chasers Bill Harding and Dr. Joanne Harding, who are in the midst of finalizing their divorce. The pair reunites during a severe tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, where they’re able to test their weather-tracking device that would improve lead times on tornado warnings.
The film was both a critical and commercial success, with a worldwide gross of over $495 million at the box office. It also starred Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck, Todd Field, and more.