There’s been talk for a while already that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito were looking to do so a sequel to their 1988 comedy, Twins, which saw the mismatched pair as genetically engineered brothers travelling across the country, reuniting with their birth mother, finding true love and destroying t-shirts with bowling ball sized biceps. With the Governator’s “acting” career burgeoning again, and DeVito’s hit sitcom “Always Sunny In Philadelphia” proving that he has still has the funny chops, I was completely open to a sequel. Hell, you might even say that I was looking forward to it.
But I sure as hell was not expecting this little development.
THR reports that Universal will be developing the sequel, now called “Triplets”, which will be produced by “Twins” director Ivan Reitman and will see twin experimental test tube siblings Julius (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (DeVito) discovering that they actually have a third genetically engineered brother, to be played by Eddie Murphy.
Yeah, they had me right up until the “Eddie Murphy” part too.
Look, let’s not beat around the bush here, Murphy has been about as funny as Stage 3 Cervical Cancer lately. I have it on good authority that “Norbit” was used as waterboarding alternative at Guantanamo Bay. As long as Schwarzenegger and DeVito pick up where they left off, they’ll be fine, but Murphy could sink this project if he doesn’t recapture some of his 80’s magic real fast.
At this point the film doesn’t have a script yet, just a creative concept, but I’m hoping and praying that whoever Universal brings in dresses Murphy’s character in a red leather suit and makes his every second word a swear word. That should at least illicit a few laughs, right?
Last Updated: March 30, 2012