Lee Isaac Chung Directing Universal Sequel – Deadline

Universal Pictures has announced that its recently unveiled film Twisters from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung (Minari) will open in theaters nationwide on Friday, July 19, 2024.

Twisters is the sequel to the record-shattering blockbuster Twister, which came in as the second-highest grossing film worldwide of 1996 and earned Oscar noms recognizing both its sound and its visual effects.

Details as to the new film’s plot are currently under wraps. But we know that it will be co-financed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Mark L. Smith, who co-wrote the adapted screenplay of Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Oscar winner The Revenant, penned the script. Producing through his Kennedy/Marshall Company is Frank Marshall, the five-time Best Picture nominee whose film credits include the Jurassic World franchise, the Indiana Jones franchise, the Bourne franchise, The Sixth Sense, The Color Purple and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.