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The sequel you've been waiting for: Triplets with Schwarzenegger, DeVito, and...Eddie Murphy?

03.30.2012

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!

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9:14PM on 03/31/2012
hmmm? this could be cool. I guess we'll see.
hmmm? this could be cool. I guess we'll see.
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1:41PM on 03/31/2012
Dave Chapelle for me would be a 100% guaranteed ticket sale!
Dave Chapelle for me would be a 100% guaranteed ticket sale!
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9:40AM on 03/31/2012

"a missed opportunity to cast someone better. Zack Galfianakis, Louie C.K., "

I agree that there must be better options than Murphy, but why has "Zack Galifianakis and Louis C.K." become the goto cast suggestion since replacing Carlin for Bill and Ted came up? I don't see what about either of those guys would work for the dynamic in something like this. It just sounds like people want to mention Louis C.K.
I agree that there must be better options than Murphy, but why has "Zack Galifianakis and Louis C.K." become the goto cast suggestion since replacing Carlin for Bill and Ted came up? I don't see what about either of those guys would work for the dynamic in something like this. It just sounds like people want to mention Louis C.K.
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6:13AM on 03/31/2012
And to be followed up a year later with Quads.
And to be followed up a year later with Quads.
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6:14AM on 03/31/2012
Or a prequel called Single......or did I just jump the shark?
Or a prequel called Single......or did I just jump the shark?
8:53PM on 03/30/2012
Early April Fools joke. Has to be.
Early April Fools joke. Has to be.
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6:07PM on 03/30/2012
I can't ogle Kelly Preston anymore; not after her son died. It's just disrespectful.
"Oh, you're suffering? *fap fap fap* That's real sad *fap fap fap*"
It's not right.
I can't ogle Kelly Preston anymore; not after her son died. It's just disrespectful.
"Oh, you're suffering? *fap fap fap* That's real sad *fap fap fap*"
It's not right.
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5:22PM on 03/30/2012
Honestly, if they're going to go forward with this,they should get John Witherspoon (Craig's dad from the Friday movies). He's the right age, and cantankerous enough to override DeVito's annoying personality.
Honestly, if they're going to go forward with this,they should get John Witherspoon (Craig's dad from the Friday movies). He's the right age, and cantankerous enough to override DeVito's annoying personality.
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4:43PM on 03/30/2012
Let it be directed by Jason Reitman (son of Ivan) and this will become a film to look forward to, otherwise not that interested. Unlike in their prime last time, now DeVito almost retired and Schwarzenegger still needs to prove his comeback...And less can be said about Murphy the better. Everything is depending on a capable director.
Let it be directed by Jason Reitman (son of Ivan) and this will become a film to look forward to, otherwise not that interested. Unlike in their prime last time, now DeVito almost retired and Schwarzenegger still needs to prove his comeback...And less can be said about Murphy the better. Everything is depending on a capable director.
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3:05PM on 03/30/2012
Little early for an April fools joke...
Little early for an April fools joke...
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2:53PM on 03/30/2012
I am a fan of the orginal just not sure how i feel about Eddie Murphy. I mean I would like to see him in the movie but I just dont know how I feel about him being the 3rd brother not because he is black but because he is black. Like it feels to me that the movies gonna try toooo hard to be funny and fail. Eddie Murphy should play the badguy or something cause his 80s style character could be a very fun and likable badguy in my opion. Most comedies fail because they try too hard to be funny and
I am a fan of the orginal just not sure how i feel about Eddie Murphy. I mean I would like to see him in the movie but I just dont know how I feel about him being the 3rd brother not because he is black but because he is black. Like it feels to me that the movies gonna try toooo hard to be funny and fail. Eddie Murphy should play the badguy or something cause his 80s style character could be a very fun and likable badguy in my opion. Most comedies fail because they try too hard to be funny and it isnt (ex. Every Parody movie). I just rather see Murphy in another role for this movie but im just glad hes on board.
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2:24PM on 03/30/2012
Murphy's too young looking compared to those two, as is Zack Galfianakis, Louie C.K., and Dave Chappelle. They should look the same age. They need to cast someone that's at least 60 years old.
Murphy's too young looking compared to those two, as is Zack Galfianakis, Louie C.K., and Dave Chappelle. They should look the same age. They need to cast someone that's at least 60 years old.
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2:19PM on 03/30/2012
In all seriousness though I will only be ok with this IF Eddie Murphy plays it straight. Don't make him a sterotype of some ghetto black guy, make him a lawyer or something. Like the father character in Daddy Day Care. Let Devito play the easy sleazy comedy role.
In all seriousness though I will only be ok with this IF Eddie Murphy plays it straight. Don't make him a sterotype of some ghetto black guy, make him a lawyer or something. Like the father character in Daddy Day Care. Let Devito play the easy sleazy comedy role.
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2:26PM on 03/30/2012
I agree. I don't want to see Murphy as some motor mouth, street smart hustler.
I agree. I don't want to see Murphy as some motor mouth, street smart hustler.
2:16PM on 03/30/2012
You guys are forgetting the first rule of a crisis situation. When out of movie ideas, rape the ones that worked well the first time.
You guys are forgetting the first rule of a crisis situation. When out of movie ideas, rape the ones that worked well the first time.
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5:12AM on 03/31/2012
The Michael Bay Rule.
The Michael Bay Rule.
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2:13PM on 03/30/2012
I would be 100% on board with this if Eddie Murphy wasn't in it. The chemistry will be altered too much. I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel (as I love the original), if a great story was thought of, but I don't think this idea will work. Not to mention it seems kind of forced. I mean Twins doesn't really have much franchise potential.
I would be 100% on board with this if Eddie Murphy wasn't in it. The chemistry will be altered too much. I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel (as I love the original), if a great story was thought of, but I don't think this idea will work. Not to mention it seems kind of forced. I mean Twins doesn't really have much franchise potential.
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1:35PM on 03/30/2012

What his hook going to be??

I don't want to see this as a remake of Twins. I can see it now, Devito straightened out his act and Murphy comes along to be another con man. Arnold will still be clueless as to how society works. Oh boy, the same stuff will happen only with a black actor.

I don't want to see this as a remake of Twins. I can see it now, Devito straightened out his act and Murphy comes along to be another con man. Arnold will still be clueless as to how society works. Oh boy, the same stuff will happen only with a black actor.

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1:29PM on 03/30/2012
Fuck me.
Fuck me.
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1:20PM on 03/30/2012

Ughhhh...

Maybe the triplet is actually a woman and this is just another excuse for Murphy do wear prosthetics and dress up like a woman?!
Maybe the triplet is actually a woman and this is just another excuse for Murphy do wear prosthetics and dress up like a woman?!
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1:15PM on 03/30/2012
Schwarzenegger,Devito and a CGI alien would interest me more and that'd be crap too
Schwarzenegger,Devito and a CGI alien would interest me more and that'd be crap too
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5:10AM on 03/31/2012
Agreed: Platinum Dudes should be involved in the production of every sequel or remake. Michael Bay knows how to revive a film series. You know I'm joking, right? Please, Hollywood, know I'm joking!
Agreed: Platinum Dudes should be involved in the production of every sequel or remake. Michael Bay knows how to revive a film series. You know I'm joking, right? Please, Hollywood, know I'm joking!
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1:02PM on 03/30/2012

Better than Junior 2.


Just saying.

Just saying.
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12:58PM on 03/30/2012
LMAO. This is real!? This is quite possibly THE worst idea I've heard for a movie in years. Which is really saying something.
LMAO. This is real!? This is quite possibly THE worst idea I've heard for a movie in years. Which is really saying something.
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6:46PM on 03/30/2012
Did you read the story about Invertigo? A satellite crashes and causes gravity to shift? Now that's a stupid idea!
Did you read the story about Invertigo? A satellite crashes and causes gravity to shift? Now that's a stupid idea!
12:37PM on 03/30/2012
Knowing studios these days I'm surprised they didn't think the logical step for a twins sequel is surely direct to dvd, with The Rock and Rob Schneider cast?
Knowing studios these days I'm surprised they didn't think the logical step for a twins sequel is surely direct to dvd, with The Rock and Rob Schneider cast?
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12:17PM on 03/30/2012
Today is March 30. I think you're about 2 days in advance for April Fool's Day joke. This is the joke, right??
Today is March 30. I think you're about 2 days in advance for April Fool's Day joke. This is the joke, right??
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12:03PM on 03/30/2012
I can't wait to never see this movie,seriously i am looking forward to never seeing it. you didn't even need to mention that this wasn't a joke because if it was a joke it wouldn't be so drastic otherwise the only person that would believe it is that Creasy guy who said Chris Nolan had no visual uniqueness and only Zach Snyder or Michael Bay could make a good superhero film because of their unique styling. now you have to read the strike back column in the new super man logo story just to
I can't wait to never see this movie,seriously i am looking forward to never seeing it. you didn't even need to mention that this wasn't a joke because if it was a joke it wouldn't be so drastic otherwise the only person that would believe it is that Creasy guy who said Chris Nolan had no visual uniqueness and only Zach Snyder or Michael Bay could make a good superhero film because of their unique styling. now you have to read the strike back column in the new super man logo story just to believe me that someone would say such non sense
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12:01PM on 03/30/2012
HA HA HA...
No? seriously?
HA HA HA...
No? seriously?
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11:49AM on 03/30/2012

Wow

Before I googled it, I seriously thought this was an early April Fools' article.
Before I googled it, I seriously thought this was an early April Fools' article.
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11:42AM on 03/30/2012
If you have Arnold singing "Yakkety-Yak" again and Devito throws a little Frank Reynolds into his character, then count me in
If you have Arnold singing "Yakkety-Yak" again and Devito throws a little Frank Reynolds into his character, then count me in
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11:37AM on 03/30/2012

Ooh, ooh I get it

A big guy, a little guy and a black guy. And they're triplets. But they're SO different. Like one is really big and muscular, right? And the the other one is a little dude, and the other guy is black - see?? It's gold, Jerry, GOLD. /sarcasm
A big guy, a little guy and a black guy. And they're triplets. But they're SO different. Like one is really big and muscular, right? And the the other one is a little dude, and the other guy is black - see?? It's gold, Jerry, GOLD. /sarcasm
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