Glen Powell and Daisy Edgar-Jones Chase Massive Tornados in First “Twisters” Trailer

Officially tabbed as an “update” to the 1996 film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton, Lee Isaac Chung’s Twisters is one of the year’s most highly anticipated releases. Universal has just given fans their first glimpse of the project, and we’re starting to understand why everyone is rediscovering their love for tornadoes.

Daisy Edgar-Jones stars as Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser who suffers from a traumatic encounter she experienced with a tornado during college. Tracking storm patterns from the safety of her New York City apartment, she finds herself pulled back into the field to test a new, potentially groundbreaking tracking system. There, she meets Glen Powell’s Tyler Owens, a highly charismatic social-media star who brings his millions of followers along for every chase: the more dangerous the visuals, the better.

Full of high-flying CGI, the debut trailer didn’t show a single flying cow or drive-in movie theater, two landmark visuals from the original film. And though it’s supposedly not in the same universe as the Dan de Bont-directed classic, one can still hope that Hunt shows up at some point, even if only for a Shania Twain-level soundtrack-style cameo.

Co-starring Anthony Ramos, Maura Tierney, Brandon Perea, Sasha Lane, Daryl McCormack, Kernan Shipka, and Nik Dodani, Twisters tears into theaters on July 19.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.