Apparently Bill Paxton became quite enthused with severe weather and tornadoes following his days filming the original Twister. In an interview excerpt published on Ain't It Cool News, Paxton noted that he and a friend (another member of the cast of the original Twister) went and traveled from Missouri into Indiana in order to follow the path of the Tri-State tornado. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43561?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AintItCoolNews+(Ain't+It+Cool+News
Apparently that is the foundation for any sequel that might come about. According to the interview, it seems that a second Twister would not be about an historic outbreak, but rather an historic tornado traveling across several states with the twister team tracking it as it goes.
The premise sounds good, and as enthused as Paxton sounds about it, I hope it gets made to be honest with you. Perhaps in all of his studying up on the topic of severe weather, a few of the more glaring issues from the original will be fixed for the sequel.
Here's the Original Storyhttp://www.premiumhollywood.com/2010/01/07/bill-paxton-is-up-for-a-twister-sequel-anyone-else/
I'm freakin' thrilled. Literally. I absolutely LOVE Twister. And then the following of a tragic historical event...sounds like it could be a decent blockbuster. I hope Helen Hunt gets back into this. She adds to it. They should also follow the Moore, OK event, since Twister was filmed around Oklahoma. Gosh. There's so many outbreaks they could cover. But the 1925 event though, well...that's something I don't want to see repeated in my lifetime. (I mean in real terms, if another Tri-State occurs like the 1925 event had, Lord have mercy.).
The producers would however have to come up with a name other than "Twister 2". That title exists already (believe it or not).