There hasn’t been a good tornado moving since Twister (1996). I actually don’t remember any other tornado movie other then Twister, although in the news there have been many sightings and warnings. Which is why it is the perfect time, for Into the Storm a tornado disaster film that follows as a town called Silverton, is ambushed without warning, with multiple tornados.
Official Into the Storm Website Synopsis:
From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film “Into the Storm.” Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (“Zookeeper,” “Knight and Day”).
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
Quale is directing the film from a screenplay by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein and Bruce Berman.
The film stars Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (“Ted”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“Where the Devil Hides”), Arlen Escarpeta (“Final Destination 5”), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Jon Reep (“Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”) and Jeremy Sumpter (“Soul Surfer,” TV’s “Friday Night Lights”).
Quale’s behind-the-scenes creative team consists of several members of his “Final Destination 5” roster, including director of photography Brian Pearson, production designer David Sandefur, editor Eric Sears and composer Brian Tyler, as well as costume designer Kimberly Adams (associate costume designer the “Chronicles of Narnia” films).
New Line Cinema production, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Broken Road production, “Into the Storm.” The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Tornados, Cyclones, and Twisters, OH MY
My biggest fear since I was young has always been tornados. Living my entire life in New York City would mean not having to worry about an encounter, but I’ve had so many tornado nightmares since I was young, I’m surprised I haven’t invested in an underground shelter yet. And in all reality, we fear and yet we are attracted to that fear, which is why i like scary movies. It’s also why most people love amusement rides. In Universal Studios Orlando, the Twister Ride, isn’t anything like being in a real tornado (because had it been, I would have been on the first flight home), but if you take a second and imagine yourself in that life threatening situation, you can imagine how your surroundings would help mount the fear of mother natures wrath. For me, that second of fear could have been when the movie screen showed the mammoth tornado spinning its way closer till it presented itself in front of me. But by the time it was front and center, I had a realization that I was in Universal Studios in Orlando and Orlando is the unofficial land of Mickey Mouse and he would never let anything happen to me. (Sane assumption)
Into the Storm looks like it has a lot of potential and based on the trailer, they made use of the current effects to show how a powerful cyclone could ravage a city. They are way past the singular flying cow and truck from the Twister movie. Now there are multiple flying 8 wheelers, and a lot more to fear. And we get to see Sarah Wayne Collins who played Laurie in the Walking Dead, she’s okay after all.
Into the Storm will be released August 8