Josh Gad updates the world on Triplets, the Twins sequel
When Josh Gad isn’t performing on stage, acting in movies, or doing the voice of Olaf for kids at the grocery store, he’s writing. For one reason or another he decided to co-write (with Ryan Dixon) a sequel to the 1988 hit film TWINS which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. We talked about it a few years ago when Eddie Murphy was put in the mix to star alongside the original cast as their new brother.
In a recent AMA done to help promote THE WEDDING RINGER Gad offered a few updates to someone who actually cared enough to ask:
1) Uh, you know… the script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it’s great. We wound up doing 2 drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button temporarily for whatever reason – internally I think they are trying to figure out if they want to do a sequel or not. I would say if there’s an outpouring of affection, that may move the needle, but I think it’s on hold right now. But everybody read the script and loved it, so I hope it sees the light of day at some point. It’s there and in great shape.So Universal isn’t sure if the world wants a TWINS sequel it looks like, even if the script is supposedly a golden ticket. It would be 30 years since the original if this thing was released in the next few years; do people who watched the original care anymore? Perhaps if they put in some hot teens and made it dystopian it would get an audience. Also, how much do you want to bet that soon enough Murphy will be out and Kevin Hart will be in?
2) Well, the lives have changed in that the two of them find themselves at a major crossroads where they’ve sort of grown apart over the years and what winds up bringing them together is a 3rd brother they never knew they had who could potentially be played by Eddie Murphy…
3) The answer to that is: most likely not, just because I wrote the film as a fan of the original movie TWINS. It was never written for me to be in it. Having said that, there is currently a role in the movie where Arnold has a son that looks like Danny, and Danny has a son that looks like Arnold. That could be fun, but as of right now, I have no intention of being a part of it.
Do you want to see a TWINS sequel?