The Weekly Wrap: Twister Set For A Reboot

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It looks like 90s disaster blockbuster, Twister, is set for a remake at Universal Pictures with Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski at the helm. Released in 1996 and starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, the flick centred on a team of tornado chasers who get more than they bargained for when they go chasing for tornados. Directed by Jan de Bont, the film is arguably one of the best natural disaster flicks ever made and it showed too with its near USD500 million take at the box-office. No word yet if the Twister remake is rehash of the film or a story continuation of the original.

RIP Joel Schumacher
Hollywood lost one of its greatest directors with the passing of Joel Schumacher at age 80. The celebrated director was famous for hits such as The Lost Boys, Falling Down, A Time to Kill and The Client. Yet, most fans will remember him for his work with the Batman films in the 90s. Schumacher began his career as a filmmaker in the 80s with the sci-fi comedy, The Incredible Shrinking Woman. He also dabbled directing a number of music videos for artists such as the The Smashing Pumpkins, and Lenny Kravitz. His talent will be missed.

Action Thriller Kandahar Gets Gerard Butler
It looks like Gerard Butler has another action film to focus on. Following his time fighting baddies in films such as Olympus Has Fallen, the actor will now star in Kandahar, which will be directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The film will see Butler star as an undercover CIA operative in the Middle East whose cover is blown forcing him to flee and fight his way out of the region. Butler has collaborated with Waugh before namely in Angel Has Fallen and also the upcoming global disaster thriller, Greenland.

Hugh Jackman Teams With Michael Mann For Ferrari Biopic
There is a Ferrari biopic in the works and none other than Michael Mann is set to helm the film. The movie, which centres on Enzo Ferrari the legendary racing driver and man behind the iconic Ferrari brand, is based on the autobiography penned by Brock Yates. The film will be set in the late 50s with Hugh Jackman portraying Ferrari. The story will centre on the entrepreneur who takes part in the infamous Mille Miglia race, which was an instrumental moment in the life of both Ferrari as well as the brand itself.

Lucifer Renewed At Netflix
Fans of TV series Lucifer will be glad to know that the show will be back for a sixth and final season at Netflix. It is interesting to note that the series found new life on the streaming service after it was unceremoniously axed by Fox in 2018. Netflix carried season four of the series last year, and it also green lit a season five, which will air on the streaming service in August. Season four ended with a pretty big cliff hanger with Lucifer returning to his throne in hell, leaving his relationship with Detective Chloe Decker in limbo. A six season will probably serve as a good way to tie up all loose ends of the show for fans.

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