Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Normal People,” “When the Crawdads Sing”) is in negotiations to star in “Twisters,” the reboot of the famed 1996 disaster epic “Twister” at Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.
Lee Isaac Chung, the director of “Minari” and the most recent episode of “The Mandalorian,” will helm the project which has a script by Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”) and is being co-financed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Previous reports indicated the project aimed to bring Helen Hunt back with the lead character being the daughter she had with the late Bill Paxton’s character, a young woman who has caught the storm chasing bug her parents had.
Those reports have now been proven inaccurate as the project will reportedly be a whole new story with no old characters returning. The studio itself is dubbing the project a “new chapter”.
Edgar-Jones will play a former storm chaser who, after surviving a disastrous tornado encounter, now works a desk job. However, she will soon be forced to go out into the breach once more.
Jan de Bont directed the original whilst Steven Spielberg was an executive producer, and author Michael Crichton wrote the screenplay. That movie grossed almost $500 million worldwide.
Frank Marshall is producing through his Kennedy/Marshall Company. Marshall’s wife and current Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was the lead producer on the original.
Source : https://www.darkhorizons.com/edgar-jones-in-talks-to-join-twisters/