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Glen Powell Says ‘Twisters’ Is ‘Definitely Not a Reboot’: ‘It’s a Completely Original Story’

December 27, 2023 @ 3:07 PM

“Anyone But You” star Glen Powell states his approaching movie “Twisters” is “absolutely not a reboot.”

The upcoming follow up leans more towards an upgrade of the initial variation with a brand name brand-new plot. Powell, who has actually acquired functions in rom-coms (“Set It Up”) and action movies like “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Devotion” will lead the Universal motion picture together with Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Normal People,” “Where the Crawdads Sing”). Production on the catastrophe impressive stopped briefly due to the authors’ and stars’ strikes in 2023, the movie stays on track for its 2024 release date.

“We simply covered it a couple nights back. It’s certainly not a reboot. We’re not attempting to recreate the story from the very first one. It’s an entirely initial story,” Powell informed Vogue for a profile piece. “There are no characters from the initial film back, so it’s not actually an extension. It’s simply its own standalone story in the modern-day.”

Warner Bros. co-financed the “brand-new chapter” of the 1966 ticket office struck from Amblin Entertainment and Universal Studios. Directed by “Minari” Oscar-nominee Lee Isaac Chung, the stacked cast likewise consists of Anthony Ramos, Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack and Maura Tierney.

“I do not believe anybody has actually raised this motion picture in permanently, however talking with individuals, they’re like, ‘That was among my preferred motion pictures maturing. That film frightened me,'” Powell continued. “When I was dealing with ‘Top Gun,’ [Tom] Cruise raised an actually fascinating thing, where he’s like, ‘If you wish to make films of a specific size and scope and scale, you need to find out what can get in touch with everybody all over the world in every area.’ And people versus weather condition is an extremely universal concept– how helpless we truly remain in the face of these catastrophic forces.”

Powell likewise has the action-comedy “Hit Man” on deck in the brand-new year, which he co-wrote with Richard Linklater.

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