The Tornadoes Are Multiplying in the First Trailer for Twisters


It is time, once again, to run away from an extreme weather event. That’s right: In the trailer for Twisters (why didn’t we just call it TwIIster?), tiny puny humans get out of their truck and run away from a tornado. Just like that time in The Day After Tomorrow when foolish humans ran away from an extreme freeze! We’re so good at running away from weather.

Except when we’re really good at running toward weather, which seems to be the sole personality trait of Glen Powell’s character in this film. (That and having alarmingly white teeth.) He’s a “tornado wrangler” who teams up with Daisy Edgar-Jones, who is traumatized by a very bad encounter with a tornado (presumably the one at the start of the trailer). Here’s the synopsis:

From the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series comes Twisters, a current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster, Twister. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar nominated writer-director of Minari, Twisters stars Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing, Normal People) and Glen Powell (Anyone But You, Top Gun: Maverick) as opposing forces who come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes.

Edgar-Jones stars as Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser haunted by a devastating encounter with a tornado during her college years who now studies storm patterns on screens safely in New York City. She is lured back to the open plains by her friend, Javi (Golden Globe nominee Anthony Ramos, In the Heights) to test a groundbreaking new tracking system. There, she crosses paths with Tyler Owens (Powell), the charming and reckless social-media superstar who thrives on posting his storm-chasing adventures with his raucous crew, the more dangerous the better.

As storm season intensifies, terrifying phenomena never seen before are unleashed, and Kate, Tyler and their competing teams find themselves squarely in the paths of multiple storm systems converging over central Oklahoma in the fight of their lives.

Twisters appears to also star a lot of Ram pickups. It is not a reboot or a remake, but its very own story, just—let’s say—set in the greater Twister cinematic universe. Unfortunately, it does not star Helen Hunt, unless maybe it secretly does. (Edgar-Jones could totally be Hunt’s character’s kid.) The film is written by Mark L. Smith (The Revanant); the late Michael Crichton, who wrote Twister, also gets credit.

We can all twist again in theaters July 19th. icon-paragraph-end



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