Last summer we heard that Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger might be getting back together for a sequel to their weird, and weirdly funny 1988 comedy Twins. Then we heard nothing else about it and it seemed like it was one of those wild ideas Hollywood kicks around for a minute and then forgets. Except, now it’s back and Eddie Murphy is involved.
The project is in development with Universal and Montecito Pictures and the big twist they’re hoping to build it on this time is that it’s not just twins, it’s triplets. If you remember the first movie had DeVito and Schwarzenegger playing long lost twin brothers conceived experimentally. But it seems there was another matched brother neither of them knew about, and it’s Eddie Murphy. That must have been one helluva womb.
It sounds like the Twins sequel, tentatively titled Triplets is still in pretty early developmental stages. THR says they don’t even have a director yet, though they’re certain it won’t be the director of the 1988 film, Ivan Reitman. He’ll only serve as a producer on the follow-up.
If this happens it’ll either be the funniest movie of 2014 and finally provide the Eddie Murphy career revitalization everyone’s been hoping for, or it’ll set a record for the most Razzies won by any one film in a single calendar year. There’s no room for middle ground here.
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