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Bill Paxton wants to make a 'Twister' sequel in 3D. Sigh.

01.08.2010by:

Listen, I love Bill Paxton. He's one of the great character actors that somehow made it into leading man roles for a while there. He had impressively memorable roles in TRUE LIES, WEIRD SCIENCE, NEAR DARK and NAVY SEALS as well as my personal favorite as Private Hudson in ALIENS. But now the dude has just gone a little nutty. Speaking with online men's magazine Bullz-Eye (via Coming Soon), Paxton revealed he's got a plan; a grand plan. And that plan involves him pitching a 3D sequel for TWISTER to Steven Spielberg. Sadly Spielberg doesn't seem to be taking his phone calls.

Paxton says he spent time in the Ozarks recently with TWISTER star Scott Thomson and apparently it was all enough to inspire Paxton to want to revisit the 1996 film. As he says, "from that I kind of extrapolated an idea for a sequel." Let me guess....the sequel involves another tornado wreaking havoc on a midwestern town while some storm chasers follow it. But as mentioned previously, Paxton's big catch is that this sequel would be in 3D so flying cows could come directly at your face. He says he's spoken to producer Kathleen Kennedy (co-founder of Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment) but that he obviously needs Spielberg's blessing. But at least the dude is realistic about how that's gonna go. "They probably won't take it to him..."

Extra Tidbit: Paxton has the distinction of being killed by an Alien, a Predator and a Terminator.
Source: Bullz-Eye

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5:40AM on 01/13/2010
This sort of thing is exactly why 3D has failed in previous eras, and why it's likely to fail again. Now that Avatar is officially a massive hit, and is in 3D, for the next 18 months or so they're gonna try and revive every boring ass franchise they can find because 3D makes anything better, right? I mean, who needs to come up with an intelligent script or interesting characters or anything, just make it in 3D and it's gotta be box office gold. So then everyone starts equating 3D with shitty
This sort of thing is exactly why 3D has failed in previous eras, and why it's likely to fail again. Now that Avatar is officially a massive hit, and is in 3D, for the next 18 months or so they're gonna try and revive every boring ass franchise they can find because 3D makes anything better, right? I mean, who needs to come up with an intelligent script or interesting characters or anything, just make it in 3D and it's gotta be box office gold. So then everyone starts equating 3D with shitty remakes/sequels and people stop caring.
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2:54PM on 01/11/2010

how about

a movie about people playing the game Twister in 3D? That could be fun!
a movie about people playing the game Twister in 3D? That could be fun!
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2:24AM on 01/11/2010
I was really hoping that he would adapt Joe Lansdale's The Bottoms.
I was really hoping that he would adapt Joe Lansdale's The Bottoms.
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8:59PM on 01/10/2010
Now who's in it for the money, not the science?
Now who's in it for the money, not the science?
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6:16PM on 01/10/2010

meh

Say what you want....Bill Paxton is the man. While I may not be down for a 3D Twister, I'd definitely be in the theater supporting it.
Say what you want....Bill Paxton is the man. While I may not be down for a 3D Twister, I'd definitely be in the theater supporting it.
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4:38PM on 01/10/2010

Twister 2: the Big Love Incident

I think Bill has definitely in the Ozarks too long, but hey - seeing what else is getting green lit these days...Here's what I propose: Bill gets back all the Characters from the first film, the big swerve is that his Tornado Chaser guy has been living a double/triple life being also married to the women on Big Love! You can cross over to that show. Then, he suffers a mental break, gets a double headed axe and starts spouting scripture WHILE chopping all the people to pieces in 3D!!...the
I think Bill has definitely in the Ozarks too long, but hey - seeing what else is getting green lit these days...Here's what I propose: Bill gets back all the Characters from the first film, the big swerve is that his Tornado Chaser guy has been living a double/triple life being also married to the women on Big Love! You can cross over to that show. Then, he suffers a mental break, gets a double headed axe and starts spouting scripture WHILE chopping all the people to pieces in 3D!!...the Twister element can be seen as an allegory for GODS WRATH against the unbelievers, which is why it only takes certain houses!!!...now, you pitch THAT movie, and I'm there....BTW, short memory folks...Speilberg only ' produced' the original, Jan De Bont directed that travesty. GAME ON!!!
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9:14AM on 01/09/2010

NO !

Come on Bill Paxton! are you serious? Twister doesnt need a sequel, I am actually glad there hasnt even been a direct to DVD sequel either. There are just some movies, that should be left alone..this is one of them.
Come on Bill Paxton! are you serious? Twister doesnt need a sequel, I am actually glad there hasnt even been a direct to DVD sequel either. There are just some movies, that should be left alone..this is one of them.
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2:16AM on 01/09/2010
Lance Henriksen also has the distinction of being killed by an Alien, a Predator and a Terminator.
Lance Henriksen also has the distinction of being killed by an Alien, a Predator and a Terminator.
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1:36AM on 01/09/2010
Ugh. No more Twister.
Ugh. No more Twister.
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11:06PM on 01/08/2010
the whole of "twister" was a come-see-tornadoes gimmick. the whole of today's 3-D is a [link] gimmick. what a match. seems like a...well, not a great idea...but an idea nonetheless! shit, i'd see it.

on secondhand, they should just make a 3D documentary on twisters. if bill paxton's not a nervous wreck, i can't watch him.
the whole of "twister" was a come-see-tornadoes gimmick. the whole of today's 3-D is a [link] gimmick. what a match. seems like a...well, not a great idea...but an idea nonetheless! shit, i'd see it.

on secondhand, they should just make a 3D documentary on twisters. if bill paxton's not a nervous wreck, i can't watch him.
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9:36PM on 01/08/2010
I'm surprised Bill didn't have at least a cameo in Avatar.

Maybe he'll show up in the sequel?
I'm surprised Bill didn't have at least a cameo in Avatar.

Maybe he'll show up in the sequel?
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9:06PM on 01/08/2010
I just interpreted this as "Bill Paxton wants to be in another movie".
I just interpreted this as "Bill Paxton wants to be in another movie".
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5:40PM on 01/08/2010

Hey!

If Spielberg can say yes to a fifth Indiana movie, I believe he could at least feel interested on a 3D Twister sequel. The man is a big child himself, and it has worked more for good than for bad so far.
If Spielberg can say yes to a fifth Indiana movie, I believe he could at least feel interested on a 3D Twister sequel. The man is a big child himself, and it has worked more for good than for bad so far.
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5:19PM on 01/08/2010
I would love to be a fly on the wall when Spielberg himself first heard about this.
I would love to be a fly on the wall when Spielberg himself first heard about this.
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4:20PM on 01/08/2010

Like it ALOT!

Just imagine Helen Hunt's forehead in 3D! Flying cows got nothing on that!
Just imagine Helen Hunt's forehead in 3D! Flying cows got nothing on that!
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2:20PM on 01/08/2010
I got an idea. How about have paxton do twister 2 with the scifi channel running the budget then release it on dvd in 3d format as well as a 3d version to be shown with glasses on sale at scifi.com. That would actually be a good way instead of a theater release.
I got an idea. How about have paxton do twister 2 with the scifi channel running the budget then release it on dvd in 3d format as well as a 3d version to be shown with glasses on sale at scifi.com. That would actually be a good way instead of a theater release.
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2:08PM on 01/08/2010
I hated Twister, like a lot BUT if Paxton directs a sequel, I just might watch it because he's 2 for 2 in my book in that department.
I hated Twister, like a lot BUT if Paxton directs a sequel, I just might watch it because he's 2 for 2 in my book in that department.
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1:06PM on 01/08/2010
I hate to be that guy... but he was only knocked out by the Terminator :P
I hate to be that guy... but he was only knocked out by the Terminator :P
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1:24PM on 01/08/2010
I though the terminator pulled his heart out. Or was that the punk next to him?
I though the terminator pulled his heart out. Or was that the punk next to him?
2:12PM on 01/08/2010
lol ya that was the punk next to him.. but.. at least he still got his ass kicked by a Terminator
lol ya that was the punk next to him.. but.. at least he still got his ass kicked by a Terminator
12:17PM on 01/08/2010
he's great on big love
he's great on big love
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11:50AM on 01/08/2010

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F5...Finger of God.
F5...Finger of God.
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9:39AM on 01/08/2010
I don't know why the article is so hard on Paxton. I like Bill and I'm down for a Twister sequel. I'll never say no to eye candy.
I don't know why the article is so hard on Paxton. I like Bill and I'm down for a Twister sequel. I'll never say no to eye candy.
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9:34AM on 01/08/2010
Spielberg won't touch a Twister Sequel as a director, but he'd probably produce it. I wouldn't mind seeing a Twister sequel in 3D, but I'd much rather see a re-release of the first one in 3D (like what Ocelot Snake said).
Spielberg won't touch a Twister Sequel as a director, but he'd probably produce it. I wouldn't mind seeing a Twister sequel in 3D, but I'd much rather see a re-release of the first one in 3D (like what Ocelot Snake said).
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9:13AM on 01/08/2010
I actually would love to see Twister re-released in 3D, screw a sequel
I actually would love to see Twister re-released in 3D, screw a sequel
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