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Bill Paxton Wants To See ‘Twister 2’ In 3D, But Do You?
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Bill Paxton has done a lot of work with James Cameron (The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, Titanic), and because of this past, he’s very happy to see Cameron’s Avatar doing so well at the box office. The movie that had people nervous with its rumored record-breaking budget has made $380 million domestically and $757 million overseas, and was custom built for the new 3D technology that has swarmed theaters as of late. This three-dimensional revolution has caught the eye of Paxton, and it has his brain churning about the prospect of actually doing a sequel to his hit 1996 disaster film Twister using the format.

While doing an interview for his HBO show Big Love, Paxton was asked about his upcoming projects. Paxton went on to reveal his new found desire to revisit the world of storm chasing, and that he had already met with mega producer Kathleen Kennedy about the idea. He explained that he had recently gone on a trip to the Ozarks with friend and Twister colleague Scott Thomson, and that they followed the trail of one of the biggest tornadoes ever to touch down. The 1925 beast was estimated to measure one mile in width, and it traveled 219 miles while taking the lives of 700 people with it. It was in this historically devastating storm that Paxton found himself pondering the thought of a sequel and using the technology that is doing so well in Avatar.

That would need Steven Spielberg’s blessing, ultimately, and they probably won’t take it to him “˜til there’s real studio interest, but I think the 3D applications of that could obviously be pretty amazing.

The only reason I’d like to revisit that ground is because I realize we’re living in a time where big movies cost so much to make that the town is looking for built-in audiences. Of course, I’m so glad to see that the success of “˜Avatar’ is disproving that theory, but”¦I always thought the first “˜Twister’ was an exciting ride, but I thought a sequel could explore it in a more enthralling way, getting into more of the history and the lore, more of a darker version of the first one.

I’m not someone who likes the ridiculous over-usage of 3D going on today, but I’m also someone who doesn’t think a sequel to Twister is the worst idea. I was but a young pup when the first one came out, but let’s face it: that was a really fun movie, and much like Avatar, in a giant IMAX 3D setting, a sequel could be a great theme park ride-like experience.

Would you be interested in a little more cinematic storm chasing in 3D? Keep in mind that, as Paxton said, this is all strictly just an idea, and that a lot still needs to happen for this to go anywhere, but it does sound like a realistic possibility. And let us not forget: Twister did launch the career of a one Philip Seymour Hoffman, back when some thought that he could be the next Chris Farley. Apparently he had other plans.

[Source: AICN via Premium Hollywood]


  1. At least he isn’t saying Twister 3-D re release. (I’m looking at you Lucas, so don’t even think about it.)

    Comment by Tom Cheredar — January 9, 2010 @ 12:40 am

  2. Sorry bill but you cant polish a turd no matter how hard you try.
    Up yours 3D.

    Comment by scrotumbagmonkeyflicker — January 9, 2010 @ 3:28 am

  3. I think it’s a fantastic idea! Loved the first Twister movie and was always hoping for a sequel… the idea of seeing it in 3D is just icing on the cake! Storm chasing is exciting to watch and imagine how much more exciting it would be if you were actually immersed in the chase. Really hope this idea carries some weight in Hollywood.

    Comment by Cheryl — January 9, 2010 @ 9:48 am

  4. Not sure about the whole 3D business, but a Twister sequel would be amazing. The original is my favorite movie of all time, and especially if much of the original cast was involved, a sequel could be just as awesome.

    Comment by Kelley — January 9, 2010 @ 10:08 am

  5. Well since 2d of these 3d movies is still widely available, still more screens showing avatar in 2d than in 3d, and more people are by passing the 2d showing and going to the 3d showing 2 and up to 4 to one, I would say a lot of people are voting for movies in 3d rather than 2d. For the movie studios to stop making these 3d movie a lot more people are going to need to buy more 2d tickets. More 3d tickets selling is not going to stop it, plus a lot of people now know what to expect from a 3d movie because they have been coming out regularly for a little over a year now. Yet people keep going back to see the 3d versions. Here in fort myers florida the imax 3d is out selling on weekends and the 7:00 showing on weeknights. Even though there is a 2d showing at the gulf shore mutilplex, which is not selling out near as much.

    Comment by Tony R — January 9, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

  6. Keyword: theme park ride. Make it so. Why bother with 45 min worth of boring character drama. We just wanna see more flying cows.

    Comment by Slipstream — January 9, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

  7. As a Midwest kid, I loved Twister. It felt like I was watching an action movie taking place in my own backyard, which hasn’t happened since, I might add. If they can make Twister 3D work, then why the hell not? There’s worse shit out there. Leap Year, anyone?

    Comment by Monksauce — January 10, 2010 @ 3:34 am

  8. i would love to see this movie in 3D it would be awsome i loved the 1st one and want to see another one!

    Comment by john — September 19, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

  9. Of all the movies to be done in 3D I think Twister 2 would be the BEST! I think it’s even better if Twister 2 recreates the Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925, which was the most powerful and devastating tornado in all history. Have it hit Chicago and level all the skyscrapers in glorious 3D. AWESOME!

    Comment by Doctor Z — October 22, 2010 @ 1:44 am

  10. I am crazy about the idea of the original cast doing twister 2. that would be awesome!

    Comment by Lisa — March 21, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

  11. i’m one of Twister’s biggest fans i have seen the movie nearly 200 times (no lie) , i know every line and everything about this movie. I even named my Cat Twister.

    Comment by Keely — April 4, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

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