The latest classic movie to receive the belated sequel treatment is Twins. The follow-up will reunite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, almost 30 years later.
Twins, released in 1988, is generally considered one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best movies. The comedy sees him as a hot, young, clueless foreigner, who travels to America to reunite with his long-lost test tube twin — and physical opposite (Danny DeVito).
The unlikely pair share a series of humorous adventures, and end up embracing their brotherhood. It’s all very sweet and bizarre and beautiful.
Naturally, 30 years on, it’s time for a sequel.
Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed to Howard Stern that the long-discussed sequel is back on track. And there’s more surprises in store. Listen below:
Schwarzenegger says that the new movie will not only see him reunite with Danny DeVito: as the title Triplets suggests, the pair (now pushing 70) will discover a new member of their unlikely family.
The third brother? Eddie Murphy. That might surprise fans of Murphy, as the actor is very picky about his projects these days.
But according to Schwarzenegger, “Eddie Murphy loves the idea. Danny Devito and I had lunch with [him] at my house, and talked about the thing, and we were laughing and laughing.” (Anyone else think they could have just filmed this lunch and people would’ve paid to see it?)
As Arnie explains the plot, “We find out at the funeral of our mother, when we read the will, that there’s three of us.” So now the hunt is on for the triplet.
It is still unclear whether original Twins director Ivan Reitman would return to direct Triplets, when/if this project gets off the ground.
And you know what? Despite the initial sequel recoil we’re sure a lot of you are beginning to feel, this could actually be pretty amazing if they pull it off. We’re intrigued.
What do you think about the ‘Twins’ sequel news?
Here’s the trailer for the original movie, in case you need a refresher: