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Helen Hunt wanted to direct a ‘Twister’ sequel ‘with all black and brown storm chasers’ but got denied

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On Watch What Happens Live Thursday, when a conversation with Actress Helen Hunt turned to sequels, host Andy Cohen mentioned the often discussed possibility of a Twister sequel. And wouldn’t you know it? Hunt actually had a pretty interesting idea for one, and it included her directing and co-writing alongside Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal.

“I tried to get it made,” Hunt said. “With Daveed, and Rafael and me writing it, and all black and brown storm chasers, and they wouldn’t do it. I was going to direct it.”

As you might imagine, Cohen was pretty shocked to hear that this idea was once being discussed. But he didn’t ask the next logical question, which is: who shut down this idea? Well, the 1996 classic original that also starred the late Bill Paxton alongside Hunt, did come from Warner Brothers, so that might be a good place to start if you’re looking for answers.