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Ready For A Twins Sequel?
Triplets may be on the way...

30 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Ready For A Twins Sequel?

Someone obviously decided that this is Announce Sequels Many Thought Would Never Happen Week. This one is even more unexpected than Anchorman 2 yesterday. After years of rumours, chit-chat, denials, whispers and Danny DeVito mentioning the idea, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Universal is planning to produce Triplets, a sequel to 1988 comedy Twins. And it’s one that would not only reunite DeVito with onscreen brother Arnold Schwarzenegger but also… wait for it… would add Eddie Murphy as their new surprise sibling!

This could either be the greatest thing to happen to ‘80s comedy film franchises in the history of the universe or, you know, it could be an appalling concept that will bring about the Mayan apocalypse a few months early.

True, the first film – which hinged on an experiment to create the perfect human that spawns Schwarzenegger’s Herculean philosopher Julius and yet somehow also burps out DeVito’s low-rent Vincent – couldn’t be more of a mixed bag if it was found in a bag containing several smaller bags of pick ‘n’ mix. In a food mixer. Which in turn is in a cement mixer. But there was some decent comic material to be had as the mismatched men thwarted nasty loan shark types who were after small-scale shyster Vincent.

Right now, all that exists is a twinkle in producer Ivan Reitman’s eye, but he’s working with his Montecito Picture Company and the studio to track down a writer and flesh out the concept that would see Julius and Vincent joined by Murphy’s fellow relation. The actors are all attached, but it remains to be seen if this will make it down the development birth canal.

Reitman won’t be calling the shots this time, so there’s a chance for someone else to bottle the magic that only happens when you combine the Austrian Oak and the man who spins stories of monkey attacks on his genitals… And let's face it, after A Thousand Words, Murphy could use a comedy people might actually want to see...


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RE:
So is anyone from Empire gonna confirm that this was a gag More

Posted by S. C. Lee at 13:03 on 01 April 2012 | Report This Post

No... No... Noooooo... More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 14:42 on 31 March 2012 | Report This Post

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny Devito in Monster Hunters the movie !!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9nfJ0e5-8w&feature= plcp&context=C464beedVDvjVQa1PpcFOoGrAeOOFMNkSG2Q6P yD5ZnfFyWBkNXio%3D More

Posted by MaytheFaustbewithYou at 22:32 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

suckers
Can't believe how many people have bought this! It's april fools day on sunday and the empire office isn't open on sundays... More

Posted by Jonda Fett at 19:19 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Eddie Murphy???
Damn Error More

Posted by NinjaShortbread212 at 16:43 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Isn't it a little early....
For an April Fools day gag? More

Posted by luckyrathen at 16:43 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Eddie Murphy???
Read about this this morning and all I can say is... leave it ALONE! More

Posted by NinjaShortbread212 at 16:43 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Isn't it a little early....
... for an April Fools Day gag?! More

Posted by luckyrathen at 16:42 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Eddie Murphy???
L: S. C. Lee Is it April 1st yet? ote] They got the dates wrong. More

Posted by Spaldron at 16:33 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

I get it!
Hey, a gritty reboot would be cool. Let's get Nolan on it. More

Posted by djdarrenjames at 15:19 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

I get it!
More

Posted by djdarrenjames at 15:17 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Aren't we forgetting...
Both DeVito and Arnie's characters had twins themselves at the ending, just to rub in the whole 'ha ha they're twins and they have twins, how cute' idea... So what's this now, did they not only forget they had a triplet bro, but each forget a kid at the hospital? lol More

Posted by AyannaNyx at 12:18 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

For Quadruplets Add Jackie Chan.
It depends what Eddie Murphy we get. If its Beverly Hills Cop Murphy, great. If it's Norbit/A Thousand Words Murphy, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Twins was a good idea for a comedy that was never really as funny as it should have been. It all got too sentimental. If this has a tighter script, it could be good. I don't know though, it's 24 years later and Schwarzenegger isn't the star he once was. We'll see. More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:58 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Oh dear.
What a surprise. Hollywood digs up yet another film to give it the sequel or reboot treatment. More

Posted by Tootled at 11:53 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Eddie Murphy???
Do we really need Arnold or Murphy? More

Posted by UTB at 10:51 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Eddie Murphy???
 Do we really need a Twins sequel ? More

Posted by NCC1701A at 10:05 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Eddie Murphy???
Is it April 1st yet? More

Posted by S. C. Lee at 09:41 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Eddie Murphy???
Urgh. More

Posted by UTB at 09:32 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Eddie Murphy???
I was truly excited when I read the headline because I loved the first one....until I got to the Eddie Murphy part. I mean really??? Are they trying to shoot this picture down before it even starts rolling? Eddie Murphy has been a poisoned chalice to every film he's been in since Bulworth...I hope they drop him More

Posted by ronniem at 09:31 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

YES, more Arnold singing on the big screen can ONLY be a good thing, "If you don't scrub the kitchen flooaahh" More

Posted by attakdog at 09:29 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Bad casting
They should have "Benjamin Buttoned" up Warwick Davis instead of casting Murphy then the film might have stood a chance. As it is now from the casting alone it sounds like it'll just be some unintentional racism that thinks its a comedy (whats the betting that at some point one of the characters will insist that as a black man Murphy must be a supurb dancer and be good with the ladys, even if it subverts this by making him the oposit of the stereotype for comic effect). More

Posted by oll at 09:24 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Shitlets...
Need I say any more? Terrible idea. More

Posted by Varkko Stush at 09:10 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Anyone wondered what the end of the world would be
well... this is it. More

Posted by criffle at 08:20 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post


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