Arnie Talks Twins Sequel ‘Triplets’8.04.12 # Sequel # 4 Comments
Last week, Universal was planning a sequel to Twins, entitled Triplets, starring returnees Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, and newcomer Eddie Murphy. I took this as a clear indication that our alien puppet masters had finally revealed reality as we know it to be naught but a giant cosmic joke, so I might as well stick my hand in a toaster. Ouch. Can Arnie soothe the pain of my singed paw with some reassuring words about the project?
Twins – a 1988 hit for Universal, a movie which launched Arnold Schwarzenegger on his increasingly ill-starred forays into comedy filmmaking, and, if we’re honest, a mostly reasonable spot of viewing on a rainy Sunday morning. Not, however, a flick crying out for the follow-up treatment.
Which meant that Universal’s sudden announcement of a sequel, Triplets, was always likely to attract hoots of derision – especially given that a script has not even been written yet, and that Universal has, in recent years, torpedoed far more fan-friendly projects, such as The Dark Tower and At the Mountains of Madness.
But if the public are scarcely enthused about the prospect of a team-up between DeVito, Murphy and Schwarzenegger, then that is not an apathy shared by the granite-hewn latter; at least not according to some comments from last year which have just surfaced in the wake of the Triplets announcement. Here’s what the big lug had to say:
I would love to do another Twins. 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.
Er, ‘someone like him’? Help yourself out here, Arn.
I can see a poster. 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.
Apparently it is, y’know. Sigh.
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