“Finally, there will be a sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s and Danny DeVito’s 1988 comedy, ‘Twins,'” said absolutely no one.
The former California governor spoke to Coming Soon about the follow-up, “Triplets,” which will feature Eddie Murphy as a long-lost brother (familial brother — not “brother” as in the parlance of our times). The interview took place last year, but was embargoed until recently when more details about the project were finalized.
Schwarzenegger said at the time:
“As a matter of fact, we’ve been talking about doing one and it’s called ‘Triplets.’ I’d find somebody like Eddie Murphy or someone that people would say, ‘How does that happen, medically speaking?’ and, ‘Physically, there’s no way!’ Then, somehow, we would explain it. That would be hilarious with what we know about someone like him.”
“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 that’s real entertainment. You come out with that movie for Christmas, like December 5th or something like that, and you’re home free.”
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed last week that Universal Pictures picked up the sequel, which will be helmed by the original director, Ivan Reitman.
Following an eight year stint in politics, Schwarzenegger is returning to Hollywood, where the beefy Austrian has a string of new projects, including “The Expendables 2,” “The Last Stand,” and a team-up with Sylvester Stallone in “The Tomb.”