Universal Pictures working on reboot of 1996 blockbuster 'Twister'

Universal Pictures is looking to reboot the classic tent-pole “Twister,” and looks to have found a director to weather the storm.

Sources tell Variety that Universal Pictures is developing a reboot of the 1996 blockbuster and is in negotiations with “Top Gun: Maverick” helmer Joseph Kosinski to direct.

Kosinski is no stranger to taking on big-budget projects, starting with his breakthrough directing debut on “Tron: Legacy.” The film scored at the box office, and led to Kosinski getting the Universal directing job “Oblivion,” which also resulted in his strong ties to Tom Cruise, who starred in the movie.

Cruise would eventually tap Kosinski to direct the long-awaited “Top Gun” sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick.” The film stars Cruise, Miles Teller and Glen Powell and bows this December.

Photo: Twister

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