Twisters: A Modern Spin on the Classic Disaster Epic is Hitting Cinemas Next Month

Into the storm we go!
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Get ready to be blown away as we eagerly await the upcoming new movie Twisters! This epic disaster film promises a whirlwind of excitement, heart-pounding action, and jaw-dropping special effects. Directed by the Oscar-nominated Lee Isaac Chung, the genius behind Minari, Twisters reimagines the 1996 classic for a new generation. With the charming Glen Powell leading an all-star cast, this film is set to sweep us off our feet and straight into the heart of the storm!

Is Twisters 2024 a remake or a sequel?

While Twisters draws inspiration from the original 1996 film Twister, it is neither a direct remake nor a straightforward sequel. Instead, it serves as a contemporary chapter in the storm-chasing saga, revitalising the concept for modern audiences. By blending elements of the original’s high-octane thrills with fresh perspectives and cutting-edge storm-tracking technology, director Lee Isaac Chung offers a unique and compelling continuation of the story, inviting both longtime fans and new viewers to experience the untamed power of tornadoes in an entirely new light.

Kate (Daisy Edgar-Jones), Javi (Anthony Ramos), and Tyler (Glen Powell), in Twisters
Kate (Daisy Edgar-Jones), Javi (Anthony Ramos), and Tyler (Glen Powell), in Twisters (Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pictures)

What is the plot of Twisters?

Set against the backdrop of central Oklahoma’s tornado alley, Twisters follows the gripping journey of Kate Cooper, portrayed by Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar-Jones. Kate, a former storm chaser now settled into the safer confines of New York City’s research labs, is haunted by a traumatic encounter with a tornado during her college years. Her tranquil life is upended when her friend Javi convinces her to return to the field to test a groundbreaking new storm-tracking system. Once back in the open plains, she encounters Tyler Owens, a charming and reckless social media superstar, played by Glen Powell, who thrives on the thrill of storm-chasing with his adventurous crew. As storm season reaches a crescendo, Kate and Tyler’s paths collide in a high-stakes battle against unprecedented weather phenomena, forcing them to confront nature’s fury and their own personal demons.

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Daisy Edgar-Jones and Glen Powell in Twisters. (Credit: Warner Brothers)

Who is in the cast?

Twisters boasts a stellar ensemble cast that brings this thrilling narrative to life. Daisy Edgar-Jones takes on the lead role of Kate Cooper, while Glen Powell stars as the daredevil Tyler Owens. The cast also includes Anthony Ramos, David Corenswet, Brandon Perea, Sasha Lane, Daryl McCormack, Kiernan Shipka, Nik Dodani, and Maura Tierney. 

How to watch Twisters 2024?

In Australia, Twisters will premiere in cinemas on July 18, 2024. At this stage, only details of the cinematic release have been announced, but we’ll keep you updated if we learn anything regarding how to stream the movie at home. 

In the meantime, you can stream the original 1996 film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt through Prime Video

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