Triplets

Triplets

Back in March, our own Rob Hunter eloquently expounded on the implications of Universal Pictures’ desire to create a sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger- and Danny DeVito-starring minor comedic classic Twins, reportedly to be called Triplets and created with the intent to rope Eddie Murphy in as the third “brother” in the already deeply stupid scenario. Verdict? Well, stupid, but not beyond the realm of possibility in remake-happy Hollywood. We’ve heard scarce little about the project – until now! Deadline Hollywood reports that Universal and Montecito Pictures have hired Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon to pen a treatment for the script (weirdly, these things don’t just write themselves and there are rarely any monkeys and typewriters involved), with Dixon set to write the final script. Also, Ivan Reitman will return to direct the sequel, which makes sense, because his Ghostbusters 3 is never actually going to happen.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Expendables 2

Just like a cybernetic killing machine from the future, Arnold Schwarzenegger just can’t be stopped. Sure, he can take long breaks between sequels or be a two-term Governor of one of the biggest states of the union, but he’ll always be back. Now that his political tenure has come to an end, Arnold is going back to doing what he does second best: acting. First best is lifting heavy things, of course. Aside from his cameos in The Expendables and Around the World in 80 Days, Schwarzenegger has been absent from the big screen for around nine years – his last leading role was Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. If your life somehow felt more meaningless in that period, you are not alone – and relief is coming as we break down Schwarzenegger’s upcoming confirmed and rumored film appearances.

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The head honchos over at Universal seem to be undergoing a mid-life crisis of sorts as they reflect on their (relative) youth back in the year 1988. First, they announced last week that they’re going to move forward on a sequel to the Robert De Niro/Charles Grodin comedy Midnight Run (conveniently forgetting the three made-for-TV sequels that already exist). And now they’ve let word get out that they’re eyeballing a sequel to Ivan Reitman’s Twins. As awesome as that doesn’t sound, the news gets even more topical and ridiculous. According to THR, the studio wants to reunite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as the unlikely twins and add a third player into the mix so they can call the film Triplets. And who do they supposedly want for the third sibling? None other than Mr. Box Office Poison himself, Eddie Murphy!

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