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Tornado was unlike anything moviegoers had seen before when it was released in 1996. The epic disaster film, about a group of amateur storm chasers trying to deploy tornado research in Oklahoma, featured groundbreaking visual effects which captivated the public. The film was a smash hit, grossing nearly $500 million worldwide and earning two Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound.

It took over 25 years until it was finally announced that a long-awaited sequel film, titled Tornadoes, spell. In March 2023, it was announced that Daisy Edgar Jones, who rose to fame through her role in normal peoplewould play in Tornadoes.

Tornado was a film ahead of its time, and the sequel is sure to blow audiences away when it hits theaters. Here’s everything you need to know about Tornadoesincluding release date, cast, etc.

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Tornado 2 Confirmed

Initial plans for a Tornado the Universal Pictures reboot began in June 2020. At the time, Variety reported that Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinsky was in talks to direct the film. More than two years later, in October 2022, Deadline reported that Universal Pictures and Steven SpielbergAmblin Entertainment’s production company was meeting with directors to get started on the sequel, the title of which has been confirmed. Tornadoes at the moment. Spielberg, who was a producer on the first film, reportedly read the script for the sequel and helped green the project.

THE Tornado the sequel has been confirmed to happen in December 2022, along with the announced release date. Lee Isaac Chung was also announced as director, by Variety.

Release date

Tornadoes is set to hit theaters on July 19, 2024. It’s been nearly 30 years since the original film was released on May 10, 1996. Filming for the sequel is set to begin in early 2023 in Los Angeles, according to a report by MovieWeb.

Tornado (Photo: Everett Collection)

Cast and crew


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Daisy Edgar-Jones at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. (Shutterstock)

Daisy EdgarJones will play in Tornadoesaccording Deadline. It comes after his acclaimed work in the Hulu limited series normal people and the film adaptation of Where the Crawdads sing. No details have been released regarding who Daisy will play in the film.

The original film starred Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeremy DavisAnd Todd Field. Fans are hoping we’ll get some of the original cast back for the sequel. Sadly, two of those actors – Bill Paxton and Philip Seymour Hoffman – passed away. Deadline previously reported that the Tornadoes The team wants Helen Hunt back as Dr. Jo Harding, but her return has yet to be confirmed.

Tornado (Photo: Everett Collection)


While Tornado was led by Jean de Bontthe sequel will be directed by Lee Isaac Chang. Lee is the recipient of two Academy Award nominations for directing and writing the 2020 film minari. The scenario of Tornadoes was written by The ghost co-author Mark L. Smithaccording Variety. Steven Spielberg’s collaborator Frank Marshall produces the sequel.

what will be Tornadoes Wear on?

An official plot to Tornadoes has not yet been revealed. Deadline previously reported that the sequel was going to focus on Jo (Helen Hunt) and Bill’s daughter (Bill Paxton), who also has a passion for storm chasing like her parents. It seems like the perfect way to honor the late Bill Paxton, which fans are hoping to see in the sequel. HollywoodLife will continue to give updates on Tornadoes when they come home!

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