News broke online last week about Universal Pictures’ upcoming sequel to the 1988 Ivan Reitman comedy, Twins, to be titled Triplets. This time around, the original film’s stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, will team with a long-lost third brother, to be played by Eddie Murphy.
ComingSoon.net learned of the proposed project during an interview late last year with Schwarzenegger himself and, while the full piece is still under embargo, we’re now able to share with you the actor’s thoughts on the unlikely big screen sequel.
“I would love to do another ‘Twins,’” Schwarzenegger said when asked if there were any past characters he’d like to revist. “As a matter of fact, weve been talking about doing one and its called ‘Triplets.’ Id find somebody like Eddie Murphy or someone that people would say, ‘How does that happen, medically speaking?’ and, ‘Physically, theres no way!’ Then, somehow, we would explain it. That would be hilarious with what we know about someone like him.”
Last week’s news confirmed that Murphy has, indeed, joined the project, which is now looking for screenwriters.
“I can see a poster,” the actor continued. “A billboard with us three. ‘They found another one!’ ‘Triplets!’ ‘Only their mother can tell them apart!’ I would do that in two seconds, because thats real entertainment. You come out with that movie for Christmas, like December 5th or something like that, and youre home free.”
The original film opened on December 9th and grossed over $200 million worldwide.
Returning to the screen after his time in politics, Schwarzenegger has already lined up a number of different projects. He’ll be featured in an expanded role in the upcoming The Expendables 2, lead Kim Jee-Woon’s English-language debut The Last Stand and then re-team with Sylvester Stallone on The Tomb.
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