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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito to Film Twins Movie Sequel?
It’s been 33 years since the movie Twins debuted, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, which has left fans craving a sequel for decades. Finally, director/producer Ivan Reitman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Danny DeVito have found a way to make a sequel for Twins a reality. The group has enlisted the talents of comedian Tracy Morgan to play a third and long-lost sibling, calling the sequel Triplets. The idea of a sequel has been circulating for many years now, with fans eager to see which duo would be chosen for the reboot. One idea that had been floating around at one time came up during a 2019 Celebrity Fan Fest, where one fan asked Jason Momoa if he would do a Twins remake with his Game of Thrones co-star and friend Peter Dinklage. Momoa was thrilled with the idea, saying, "F**kin' tell me where to sign! Absolutely. That'd be amazing. I love that movie."
Even before that though, the prevailing idea for the remake was to partner with legendary actor Eddie Murphy. Schwarzenegger even put it down on paper in a 2013 hand-written note, stating that “yes, we will make a Twins II with Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy.”
“Twins was quite successful, and some years after, this whole thing started with Arnold meeting Eddie Murphy, and the suggestion came from one of them,” Reitman said in an interview. “It was, ‘I should be a triplet, that could be a very funny comedy.’ We started a script with Eddie, and after the success he had with Amazon Prime on Coming 2 America, he got himself booked up heavily. And we knew we were going to make it at the beginning of next year. I’d been good friends with Tracy Morgan for a long time and always thought he was one of the funniest men in the world. I thought he would make a terrific triplet, and we rewrote the whole script for him. Now, we’ll go out and try and put the money together and get it made.”
Triplets will shoot January in Boston, as the two unlikely brothers Julian (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (DeVito) find they are part of a trio. This immediately becomes a hot project in the Toronto Film Festival market, which like last year is mostly playing out in virtual fashion. The script is by Dylan Dawson & Lucas Kavner. CAA Media Finance will rep North America and Rocket Science is handling international sales. They are about to send out a sizzle reel with the trio to potential buyers.
Here is the premise: “Secretly, there was a third baby born, a Black baby, who hasn’t been in touch with his siblings,” Reitman shared. “They don’t know each other and very early in the movie they meet and it’s how they achieve a bond together after all these years. It’s really a film about family and, no matter how different we all are, we have to learn to get along. These guys have great chemistry together, and you can see that in the reel, and how much energy they bring out in each other.”
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Source: Wil McKeown & Deadline
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