In a perplexing bit of news (that is simultaneously so obvious it makes you want to punch yourself in the head), Universal is allegedly trying to pull together a sequel to the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger/Danny DeVito comedy Twins with an important twist. The new film will feature Eddie Murphy as a third long-lost brother.
You heard that right folks. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, and Eddie Murphy could be Triplets if Universal can pull together a script and get a director onboard.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film ”would see Schwarzenegger and DeVito as brothers Julius and Vincent, conceived experimentally, who discover they have third sibling.” Presumably, the trio will get into all kinds of wacky hijinks related to their respective genetic differences before learning the important lesson that brothers stick up for each other…no matter what.
Schwarzenegger has been busy since vacating the California Governor’s office, taking on a handful of projects including The Last Stand and The Tomb. But we can’t say that we’re that surprised to hear news that Arnie is circling a sequel to Twins. After all, we first heard rumblings of a Twins sequel back in May of 2011.
Heck, we even predicted that Triplets might be coming in our post on the 6 movie sequels that Arnold should NOT make. We may have been wrong about the third triplet being Glenn Close, but I’ll be damned if our plot premise wasn’t spot on.
All kidding aside, do you think this is a good idea for Schwarzenegger? Honestly, given the actor’s age, I’m inclined to think he may actually be better in comedies than action movies at this point in his career. And when it comes to a supporting case, Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy are pretty good partners (even if Murphy is coming off the relatively disappointing A Thousand Words). Am I crazy to think this could actually work?
Let us know what you think of Schwarzenegger, DeVito, and Murphy potentially teaming up for Triplets.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter