Lee Isaac Chung is negotiating to direct Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Twisters, a sequel to 1996 storm-chasing blockbuster Twister.

Chung is best known for directing Minari, which was based on his childhood move to Arkansas, where his family lived in a trailer on the land on which his father, who emigrated with his mother from their native South Korea, hoped to build a farm. 

The Twisters project will be co-financed by Warner Bros. Pictures, which released the original 1996 tentpole Twister, the disaster thriller from Amblin Entertainment. Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) has penned the screenplay for the sequel, and Frank Marshall (Jurassic World Dominion) is attached to produce through his Kennedy/Marshall company banner. 

Twisters will follow up on the 1996 tentpole Twister, which starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton and pulled in around $494 million at the worldwide box office. The original film was helmed by Speed director Jan De Bont and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

What do you make of this news? Does a Twister sequel sound like something you could get behind? And is Lee Isaac Chung a good fit to direct such a project? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the movie-loving world know your thoughts!


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