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Reports: Top Gun 2 director to helm remake of 1996 blockbuster 'Twister'

Top Gun 2 director to helm remake of 1996 blockbuster 'Twister'
Posted at 12:11 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 14:12:25-04

The 1996 blockbuster "Twister" is getting a reboot.

According to Variety, the movie will be directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Frank Marshall.

Marshall is the husband of one of the original producers, Kathleen Kennedy, per The Hollywood Reporter.

No word yet on what the plot of the reboot will be or who will write the screenplay.

The movie starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, was directed by Jan De Boot, who also directed "Speed," executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and written by author Michael Crichton.

The original movie was about a storm-chasing couple, played by Paxton and Hunt, who were on the brink of divorce, chasing tornadoes in Oklahoma, all while trying to create an advanced weather alert system.

"Twister" brought in almost $500 million worldwide.