Super Bowl 2024 unveils "Twisters", the high-budget sequel to 1996's "Twister"
Directed by Jan De Bont, "Twister" was the second highest-grossing film of 1996, garnering nearly 500 million dollars worldwide. It received Oscar nominations for Best Special Effects and Sound. However, the film faced harsh criticism from journalists, resulting in a Golden Raspberry for the worst film grossing over 100 million dollars.
News about the production of the sequel surfaced shortly after the premiere of "Twister", upon seeing the impressive box office data from the opening weekend. However, given the surge of disaster productions using digital special effects towards the 90's end, the project was postponed. Consequently, nearly three decades have passed.
Notably, weather anomalies have become more frequent in recent years, making topics related to nature's destructive forces highly relevant today. As such, movies can serve to caution viewers about impending threats, while simultaneously raking in revenue.
With an estimated budget of 200 million dollars, "Twisters" is poised to be one of this year's highest budgeted films. The leading stars of this hefty budget production are Daisy Edgar-Jones and Glen Powell, who, after their outstanding success in "Top Gun: Maverick", have finally stepped into the spotlight. From February 14th, we will soon see them in Poland in the romantic comedy "Just Not You," a global hit, and Richard Linklater's "Hit Man." It seems this year might be Glen Powell's year.
"Twisters" is set to premiere on July 17th. Powell plays a charismatic and massively popular social media influencer, documenting his adventures while tracking dangerous and spectacular weather phenomena.