“There is no calm before the storm,” the trailer promises.
“Into the Storm”(formerly titled “Category Six”) is directed by Steven Quale — a longtime associate of James Cameron. Todd Garner produced and Village Roadshow Pictures co-produced and co-financed.
Story, presented through videocameras and cellphones, follows numerous inhabitants of a small town in Oklahoma and a storm chaser and his crew when a tornado super cell touches down on their community. Cast includes Matt Walsh, Arlen Escarpeta, Jeremy Sumpter, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Max Deacon.
The film opens Aug. 8. The release comes 18 years after Warner Bros. scored a major hit with “Twister.”