Director Reflects on Anticipated ‘Twister’ Sequel: ‘A Film That Defies Remaking’
The director of the original film "Twister" has stated that the upcoming sequel will be different from the original. Jan de Bont, who direct...
The Director of "Twister" Reveals Differences in Upcoming Sequel
The director of the original film "Twister" has stated that the upcoming sequel will be different from the original. Jan de Bont, who directed the 1996 thriller, revealed that the new film will diverge from the storyline of the original. "Twister" was a huge success at the box office and featured a screenplay by Michael Crichton, known for his work on "Jurassic Park."
Success and Impact of the Original "Twister" Film
The movie "Twister" is a 1996 film that starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm-chasing spouses. The movie follows their encounters with a massive tornado. "Twister" was a commercial success, grossing $495 million upon its release, making it the second-highest-earning film of 1996. It also received two Academy Award nominations.
Director Not Consulted on Upcoming Sequel
The director of the film "Twister," Jan de Bont, has revealed that he was not consulted on the upcoming sequel, titled "Twisters," which is set to be released in 2024. In an interview, de Bont expressed his belief that the new film will not have the same impact as the original due to advancements in technology. He explained that in the original film, real objects were used, such as things falling from a helicopter and real ice during a hail storm scene. De Bont stated that the authenticity of these elements cannot be replicated and that it was a unique experience that would never happen again.
The Role of "Twister" in Advancing Visual Effects
In a recent interview, the director of the movie "Twister" admitted that the film played a significant role in advancing the use of visual effects. He explained the challenges they faced in using computer-generated images to recreate the appearance of tornados 26 years ago. The director revealed that every shot was expensive and time-consuming, taking three days to transfer the information onto film. However, he also mentioned that the process has become much faster and more efficient now.
Director's Interest in the Upcoming Sequel
Jan de Bont, the 79-year-old director of the movie "Twister," has expressed interest in the upcoming sequel being directed by Lee Isaac Chung. However, de Bont mentioned that he would have someone else watch the film first before deciding whether or not to watch it himself. He also referenced Greta Gerwig's success in directing the movie "Barbie," stating that it was unexpected but turned out to be successful.
Studios' Hiring Practices and Creative Control
According to Jan de Bont, a renowned director, studios often hire inexperienced directors because they can easily control them. De Bont suggests that studios surround these directors with a talented team of assistant directors, writers, producers, and cinematographers to provide support. However, ultimately, the studio dictates the creative decisions and content of the film. De Bont claims to have firsthand experience with this practice.