Somebody make this occur!
Helen Hunt actually desires to make a sequel to “Tornado,” however the powers that be shot down her pitch.
Showing on “Watch What Occurs Stay” on Thursday evening, the actress revealed she “tried to get it made” with the manager producers/costars of her new Starz collection “Blindspotting,” Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal.
“I attempted to get it made. With Daveed, and Rafael and me writing it, and all Black and brown storm chasers, and so they would not do it,” she mentioned, not revealing who she pitched it to. “I used to be going to direct it,” she added, “I am not kidding.”
She additionally instructed Andy Cohen she’d be open for a cameo and mentioned she’d “for positive” die in the beginning of the film.
Through the after-show, Hunt elaborated a bit extra on the sequel discuss, saying the group “might barely get a gathering” with anybody to even current their concept.
“And that is in June of 2020 when it was all about range. And it might have been so cool,” she continued. “There is a HBCU [historically Black college and university] close to Nashville the place we needed it to happen, and a rocket science membership, and on this one they shoot the rockets into the twister. It was gonna be so cool.”
Across the identical time they have been making their pitch, Selection reported that Common Footage was growing a reboot, with Joseph Kosinski (“Prime Gun: Maverick”) in talks to direct. There’s been no replace on that undertaking since.
Funnily sufficient, Hunt appeared on “WWHL” alongside Julianne Moore, who revealed she auditioned for Helen’s function within the blockbuster. She clearly did not get the half, however the 1996 Jan be Bont-directed film went on to be an enormous success, pulling in $494 million on the field workplace.