Twister Director Jan De Bont Shares Thoughts on Upcoming Sequel Twisters

Director Jan de Bont has shared his thoughts on Twisters.

Director Jan de Bont has shared his thoughts on Twisters.

De Bont is known for directing a few hits from the 1990s, such as the Keanu Reeves action movie Speed. However, one of his most famous movies is the 1996 disaster movie Twister, which followed a group of storm chasers during a severe outbreak in Oklahoma. With the film’s success, it comes as no surprise that a sequel, Twisters, will be crashing into theaters in 2024.

“It made so much money for the studio,” de Bont tells Inverse. “Sooner or later they would do it.” He comments that he is unsure if he will see the movie, saying, “I want to have somebody else see it first.”

However, his replacement for the director of the sequel is Lee Isaac Chung, who directed the critically acclaimed 2020 movie Minari. “It might be a really different approach,” de Bont says. That’s the same with (Greta Gerwig) of Barbie. Nobody would ever have thought she’d direct that movie and make it so successful.”

De Bont also reflects on his time filming Twister, saying, “When things fell from the sky, there were real things falling from a helicopter. If you film a car escaping a tornado in a hail storm, it was real ice that came at us. It’s a movie that cannot be remade… That would never, ever happen again.”

When is the Twisters release date?

The movie is set to release on July 19, 2024, from Universal Pictures.

The cast includes Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, Anthony Ramos, Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack, Maura Tierney, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, Nik Dodani, David Corenswet, Tunde Adebimpe, and Katy O’Brian.