Bad news for big fans of the classic 1988 movie Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, because it seems that the planned sequel is now on hold. It wasn’t too long ago that Universal had announced there’d be a sequel to the famous comedy titled Triplets, with Eddie Murphy to star as a third brother, but it seems fans will have to wait a little longer than expected.
Writer Josh Gad has been talking about the project via Reddit and confirmed the studio has the movie on hold, despite a good script; “The script is actually done”, says Gad. “Everybody agrees that it’s great. We wound up doing two 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”. Gad continues; “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 it seems that there’s a chance the film may not even see the light of day but in hope, Gad continued to discuss the plot, giving away some details of Murphy’s potential character; “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”, explains Gad. “What winds up bringing them together is a third brother they never knew they had, who could potentially be played by Eddie Murphy”. While a sequel to Twins would probably bring in some nostalgic laughs and some die hard fans of its major stars, would anybody really be missing a sequel? Your call, Universal.