I'm not entirely sure if fans were asking for this, but a sequel for the 1988 buddy comedy Twins, staring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, is underway. According to Schwarzenegger, the rumors of a sequel that we first heard of in 2012 are finally coming to life, despite being put "on hold" by writer-director, Frozen's Josh Gad.
In case you don't remember the premises of the original film, I think this clip sums it all up pretty nicely:
In an interview with the Howard Stern Show, the Terminator Genisys actor not only revealed that he and DeVito are interested in the project, but also that a third party wants in on the sequel, which would depend heavily on the participation of none other than Eddie Murphy:
Now we are talking about a sequel, where we find out at the funeral of our mother, that when we read the will, that there’s three of us. Eddie Murphy is going to be the third one and so they go, ‘How did that happen’ Theres an African American coming in here and all of a sudden he’s our brother. So we go to do the research but he can only get the money if we find him, so now we have to get him involved.
Eddie Murphy loves the idea. Danny DeVito and I had lunch with Eddie Murphy over at my house, and we talked about the thing, and we were laughing and laughing the whole meal through because it was such a funny idea. And of course, who wouldn’t like it.
Who wouldn't like it, indeed.
I'm not going to prematurely say that this is going to be a bad movie - heck, it could be hilarious - but I just didn't know anyone really wanted to see this. Still, I'd take this set of brothers over these sisters any day!
The film, aptly titled Triplets, sounds like it's being pushed forward by all three Arnold, Danny, and Eddie. Maybe that's enough star power to get this project moving once again!