Universal Pictures released the trailer for Lee Isaac Chung’s follow-up to “Minari,” the standalone sequel to the 1996 film “Twister” titled “Twisters.” The film stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, Anthony Ramos, Maura Tierney, Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka & Nik Dodani and will be released in theaters on July 19th.
Plot Synopsis: Daisy 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 (Glen 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.
What do you all think of the trailer? Of all the Super Bowl trailers we saw last night, this one was my absolute favorite. The original 1996 film is such a fun roller coaster ride, and this new film (from the director of “Minari” nonetheless) appears to be perfectly capturing exactly what audiences want from their summer blockbusters nowadays. Yes, there’s CGI, but there’s an element of practical filmmaking with an exciting young cast of actors on the cusp of moviestardom (mainly Edgar-Jones and especially Powell). The overall tone of this film looks entertaining as hell and will likely be a big talking point this summer if it’s received well, critically speaking, as I imagine audiences will flock to see this. The screenplay credit for Mark L. Smith gives me some pause, but with Chung directing, I want to believe we’re in good hands. What do you all think, though? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or our Twitter account.