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PenguinJoe
03-30-12, 01:11 AM
yikes! How about just a remake with The Rock and Charlie Day? Those are the two I'd imagine having the best chemistry.

"Twins" sequel: two words you probably never thought you'd read this side of April Fools' Day. Yet there you are.

According to THR, not only is a "Twins" sequel in development with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito attached to star again, but Eddie Murphy could join them too. Get ready for "Triplets," y'all!

Little is known about the potential sequel beyond the fact that Schwarzenegger and DeVito would return as mismatched twin brothers, Julius and Vincent. Murphy would star as the twins' third brother.

The original comedy was released on Dec. 9, 1988, and grossed over $216 million worldwide on a scant $15 million budget. "Twins" might be best remembered for providing Schwarzenegger the opportunity to reach a wider audience; up until then, the burly star had exclusively appeared in action films. Following the success of "Twins," however, Schwarzenegger would star in other comedies like "Kindergarten Cop," "Junior" (which reunited him with DeVito) and "Batman & Robin" "Jingle All the Way."

For Murphy, "Triplets" could provide the much-maligned former icon the chance to regain some popularity. Murphy hasn't seen one of his non-animated films gross over $100 million since "Dreamgirls" in 2006; three of his last four non-animated features have grossed under $20 million, including the recent misfire "A Thousand Words."

Per THR, no director is attached as yet. Ivan Reitman directed the first film.




SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/29/twins-sequel-triplets_n_1390076.html

Chadm
03-30-12, 01:51 AM
yikes.

JumpCutz
03-30-12, 02:01 AM
This is the the worst idea ever.

Arnold has never been funny, the first movie was embarrassing, it's 24 years later...and they're going to trot out this bloated corpse of a concept for a second go-around? -ohbfrank-

Even by Hollywood standards, this a really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

nickdawgy
03-30-12, 02:59 AM
The first movie had its funny moments.

I'm all for Arnold returning.

PopcornBandit
03-30-12, 07:15 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-im_CKn9PPI8/T0dtSJ0lUFI/AAAAAAAAAzY/0vIyQ9SYpt4/s1600/abe-simpson-gif.gif

Jaymole
03-30-12, 08:16 AM
They all deserve to be in a movie together.....and fail miserably.

coli
03-30-12, 08:39 AM
Say no to sequels in Hollywood!

riotinmyskull
03-30-12, 08:53 AM
eddie murphy? what. the. fuck.

starseed1981
03-30-12, 10:06 AM
I'd like to trash even the idea of this. But honestly, I'd watch it opening weekend.

B.A.
03-30-12, 10:07 AM
The first one wasn't embarrassing - it was awesome.

Troy Stiffler
03-30-12, 10:11 AM
Arnold has never been funny, the first movie was embarrassing

Go to hell! Twins is a catalogued classic.

Xander
03-30-12, 10:17 AM
I thought the first movie was cute. But seriously? A secret third brother that was not mentioned even when all the details of the babies were revealed in the first movie? Hollywood is really reaching for plots these days...

DRG
03-30-12, 10:25 AM
If he's going to do a sequel, why not Commando? Maybe Alyssa Milano can grow up to be some sort of military/government agent whose own child is taken, and she enlists her dad to help her rescue his grandkid and together they go kick some ass. As for another Twins, ehh, I don't know...

Geofferson
03-30-12, 10:31 AM
^ Plus, I think Rae Dawn Chong's schedule is pretty open.

islandclaws
03-30-12, 12:20 PM
This sounds like the worst idea that I need to see happen ever.

RoadToPerdition
03-30-12, 01:29 PM
Did the article really include Batman & Robin as a comedy? lol

inri222
03-30-12, 02:01 PM
^ Plus, I think Rae Dawn Chong's schedule is pretty open.

They need Vernon Welles to come back as Bennett's long lost brother out for revenge all decked out in leather Rob Halford style.

http://hongkonginthe60s.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/bennet.jpg?w=630

Toddarino
03-30-12, 02:10 PM
I'd like to trash even the idea of this. But honestly, I'd watch it opening weekend.

My sentiments exactly.

DJariya
03-30-12, 05:24 PM
The first one wasn't embarrassing - it was awesome.

Uhhh, yeah...Kelly Preston in this scene. :drool::drool:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/69vn_WxKBUs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

kgrogers1979
03-30-12, 05:32 PM
Kindergarten Cop was the best Arnold comedy. I want Kindergarten Cop 2: This Time It Is A Tumah

Mabuse
03-30-12, 05:37 PM
I love how Batman & Robin is a comedy. Good stuff.

Why would anyone WANT Eddie Murphy in their movie? While he's not exactly box office poison, he certainly isn't any kind of draw. I would think this would make more money without him than with him.

Groucho
03-30-12, 05:44 PM
DeVito probably needs the paycheck. Last time I saw him he was slumming it on some weird cable show.

RoadToPerdition
03-30-12, 06:02 PM
Kindergarten Cop was the best Arnold comedy. I want Kindergarten Cop 2: This Time It Is A Tumah

:lol:

TGM
03-30-12, 06:55 PM
DeVito probably needs the paycheck. Last time I saw him he was slumming it on some weird cable show.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is in the top 3 most hilarious tv shows currently on the air, PALLY.

JumpCutz
03-30-12, 07:30 PM
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is in the top 3 most hilarious tv shows currently on the air, PALLY.

:lol:

You walked right into that one buddy. -wink-

My Other Self
03-30-12, 08:56 PM
I think another original Arnold comedy would be fine but I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't see this opening weekend. I mean c'mon. :lol:

Drexl
03-30-12, 09:16 PM
First Midnight Run, and now this. What other 1988 movies could use a sequel? Bull Durham? Big?

Rex Power Colt-Robot Man
03-31-12, 10:31 AM
I think "Twinks" would have been a better title.

bluetoast
03-31-12, 10:54 AM
^ Plus, I think Rae Dawn Chong's schedule is pretty open.

I was pretty surprised to see her in Jeff Who Lives at Home....hadn't seen her in anything except those two movies, so the gap in years is pretty jarring.

Jam Master Jay
03-31-12, 02:24 PM
Thought it was a April Fools joke when someone was telling me about it last night...it almost sounds like it could be one..or at least should be one!

costanza
03-31-12, 02:33 PM
First Midnight Run, and now this. What other 1988 movies could use a sequel? Bull Durham? Big?




Twins + Rain Man + Eddie = Quintuplets

dex14
01-08-15, 01:20 PM
In a recent AMA done to help promote THE WEDDING RINGER Josh Gad, who decided to co-write (with Ryan Dixon) a sequel to the 1988 hit film TWINS, offered a few updates to someone who actually cared enough to ask:


Hi Josh, 1. How's your script coming along for "Twins 2: Triplets" (Arnold and Devito)? Does Universal Pictures still want to do this film right after Conan? 2. How has the lives changed for the Twins brothers (Julius & Vincent) 20 something years later? 3. Would you like to give yourself a role in Twins 2: Triplets? Perhaps as Arnold or Devito's son?


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.

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.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2rkb6g/josh_gad_here_ama/cngndeo?context=3

Hokeyboy
01-08-15, 02:44 PM
First Midnight Run, and now this. What other 1988 movies could use a sequel? Bull Durham? Big?
Either Punchline, Everybody's All-American, or For Keeps :up:

fumanstan
01-08-15, 02:50 PM
Gad not being in it :up:

Shannon Nutt
01-08-15, 03:42 PM
First Midnight Run, and now this. What other 1988 movies could use a sequel? Bull Durham? Big?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Red Heat
Shoot to Kill

^ These would all be awesome. :)
Although I suppose a Roger Rabbit sequel might be not as fun without Bob Hoskins (and I'm guessing Sidney Poitier - at 87 - is pretty much retired ;) ).

Hokeyboy
01-08-15, 04:38 PM
I'd like to see a Red Heat vs. Dead Heat vs. Outer Heat crossover! Belushi/Schwarzeneggar vs. Williams/Piscopo vs. Caan/Patinkin.


Stupid name change to Alien Nation ruining all my plans :(

nando820
01-08-15, 05:13 PM
First I heard of this I laughed for 2 minutes straight. Just the idea it's so ridiculous. I'm in, I'll watch this monstrosity

Drexl
01-08-15, 05:13 PM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Red Heat
Shoot to Kill

^ These would all be awesome. :)
Although I suppose a Roger Rabbit sequel might be not as fun without Bob Hoskins (and I'm guessing Sidney Poitier - at 87 - is pretty much retired ;) ).

For years, I've been wanting a Roger Rabbit sequel with Pixar's (and Dreamworks', other CG animation studios') characters added to the mix.

mndtrp
01-09-15, 12:43 PM
I'm sure people will point out exceptions, but comedy sequels seem to suffer from not living up to the original more than other genres. Twins didn't really leave me feeling like there was ever a need or reason to have another story. Adding in Murphy sounds awful, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed something he's done.

Mabuse
01-09-15, 07:42 PM
For years, I've been wanting a Roger Rabbit sequel with Pixar's (and Dreamworks', other CG animation studios') characters added to the mix.

A modern version wouldn't interest me. The cool thing about the movie is that it takes place in the early days of animation with all the classic characters.

bluetoast
01-09-15, 08:29 PM
A sequel book to Roger Ravvit came out about a year ago. Not sure as to the quality though.

RocShemp
01-09-15, 08:39 PM
It's a shame they couldn't make that proposed Toon Platoon prequel. It seems securing the rights for the characters was an even bigger nightmare the second go around.