What we know about "Twisters"

When will Twisters be released? Twisters will be released in UK cinemas on Friday, 19 July.

What is the plot of Twisters?

The original Twister mixed high-octane storm-chasing action with some real emotional heft, as unfortunate members of Du Bont’s cast sadly discovered the cost of tampering with Mother Nature’s wrath.

Twisters is directed by Minari filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung and looks set to serve up the same mix of nail-biting weather chaos and heartfelt drama. However, according to reports, that’s where its links to Du Bont’s original end.

While initially, it was believed that Twisters would follow the daughter of the tornado-obsessed duo played by Paxton and Hunt in the first film, this was later debunked. Instead, the sequel will stand alone and focus on a new group of heroes.

“It’s a separate story,” said Twisters screenwriter Mark L. Smith. “It’s not a continuation of the original. But it's just a real wild ride with some good, fun characters. Hopefully, we can tap into what the original had because that thing is just iconic.”