Regardless the film did make money, and naturally a sequel is likely to get made. And, of course it would have to be in 3-D.
Bill Paxton did some research and apparently got a killer idea for a sequel, from a trip he took to the Ozark Mountains. And, pitched the idea to the studio execs.
Thanks to ComingSoon:
“I flew into St. Louis with my buddy Scott Thomson, who played Preacher in ‘Twister,’ and we rented a car and drove down to southeastern Missouri, into the Ozarks,” said Paxton. “We spent the night, and the next morning we got up and we started tracking the trail of the most famous tornado that ever hit the country, which was the Tri-State Tornado of 1925. It still holds all of the records. It was called the Tri-State because it was a mile wide when it came down from the sky on the afternoon of March 16, 1925, and it was a rural area, but, boy, before it was through, it crossed the Mississippi, it cut across southern Illinois, where it hit a lot of towns. The biggest one was Murphysboro, which was… it literally looked like Hiroshima after it hit. And then it went across the Wabash, into Indiana, staying on the ground three and a half hours and cutting a damage path 219 miles long, killing about 700 people. There’s actually footage that I found in Murphysboro at their historical society. They had footage from a biplane that the government sent down, just to do aerial footage of all of the destruction and the damage. So we just did that to kind of get some ideas, and from that I kind of extrapolated an idea for a sequel. And I kind of put that together into a format, and now we’re kind of waiting to see if that’s going to move forward. That would need Steven Spielberg’s blessing, ultimately, and they probably won’t take it to him ’til there’s real studio interest, but I think the 3D applications of that could obviously be pretty amazing.”
I really don’t see the necessity for a sequel. The original was fun and entertaining, but worked perfectly as one film.
Besides there’s not much you could do with the story. In the first film they set out to study and research Tornadoes, and accomplished their task. So, what else could they? Just chase them for fun? But, I loved the chemistry between Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton in that movie, so seeing them together again would be nice.
To me this could only work as a Straight-To-DVD film.
Would you like to see a sequel to Twister?