Helen Hunt Says Studio Rejected ‘Twister’ Sequel Idea with ‘All Black and Brown Storm Chasers’

Helen Hunt Says Studio Rejected ‘Twister’ Sequel Idea with ‘All Black and Brown Storm Chasers’
Helen Hunt celebrated the 25th anniversary of Jan de Bont’s massive 1996 disaster blockbuster “Twister” by revealing a sequel she pitched that never got made.

During a recent episode of “Watch What Happens Live” hosted by Andy Cohen, Hunt said she showed interest in directing a sequel in June of 2020, right around the time a reboot was announced as in the works at Universal Pictures. (Via Insider.)

Hunt, who currently stars on the upcoming Starz series “Blindspotting,” said she wanted to make a film with a multiracial cast, but that an unnamed studio rejected the idea.

“I tried to get it made,” the “Mad About You” star told Cohen. “With Daveed [Diggs] and Rafael [Casal] and me writing it, and all Black and brown storm chasers, and they wouldn’t do it. I was going to direct it.”

Diggs and Casal serve as writers and executive producers on “Blindspotting,” a spinoff of
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