The sequel you've been waiting for: Triplets with Schwarzenegger, DeVito, and...Eddie Murphy?
This is not a joke, I assure you. Okay, it's not an intentional joke. Otherwise, yes, it's a joke. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito have attached themselves to a sequel of their 1988 film TWINS, which featured the duo as "experimentally conceived" long-lost brothers. The sequel, called TRIPLETS, adds a new brother to the mix, this time in the form of Eddie Murphy.
It sounds so ludicrous at first, but if you've seen the first film, it actually seems like a logical direction to go. I mean, the whole concept of TWINS was built around the 180 degree difference of Schwarzenegger and DeVito, so adding a black man to the mix is consistent with the overall concept.
I loved TWINS as a kid, but it's been a hot minute since I've seen it. I doubt it holds up that well. Aside from the hotel scene with Kelly Preston in a nighty, there's not a whole lot to remember, other than Arnold's fish-out-of-water act and DeVito's conniving shyster act, but that was fun enough as I recall.
Eddie Murphy feels like a "vanilla" choice for the role, though. Aside from the fact that he's made nothing but crap for a decade or so, he isn't exactly an edgy comedian anymore. Maybe that's what the producers want, but I see it as a missed opportunity to cast someone better. Zack Galfianakis, Louie C.K., or any number of on-the-rise comedians would feel like a better fit. Shit, get Dave Chapelle out of retirement for the role and I'll buy a ticket right now.
Original director Ivan Rietman is serving as a producer on this one and a script and a director are forthcoming. Meaning, they'll probably hire a director quickly and then start writing the script on the first day of shooting.
TRIPLETS will definitely be a fun one to watch develop, so stay tuned as it develops.
Oh, and here's my favorite scene from TWINS:
|Extra Tidbit:||Who would you cast in Murphy's role? Let's hear it!|
|Source:||The Hollywood Reporter|