Minari director Lee Isaac Chung is in talks to helm Twister sequel
American filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung is in discussions to direct the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Twister.
According to entertainment news outlet The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming project is being developed by Universal Pictures in association with Amblin Entertainment.
If finalised, Chung will direct the sequel from a screenplay penned by The Revenant writer Mark L Smith.
The filmmaker is best known for directing Minari, a semi-autobiographical drama about a family of Korean immigrants trying to realise their American dream in the 1980s. Minari received six nominations at the 2021 Academy Awards, with actress Youn Yuh-jung taking home the trophy for best supporting actress.
Twister, starring Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck, Todd Field and Jeremy Davies, centred around a separated storm-chasing couple who reunite to track the storm of the century in Oklahoma.
The film was produced by Crichton, Kathleen Kennedy and Ian Bryce with Steven Spielberg, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Gerald R. Molen serving as executive producers.
It was directed by Jan De Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin and raised over 494 million dollars at the worldwide box office.