March 30 2012

Twins Sequel May be in the Works

Twins movie posterAre you ready for Triplets?

Word is that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito may be teaming up for a sequel to the 1988 comedy, Twins.  The catch?  The plot may revolve around there being a third sibling they didn’t know about.  Who would play this character?  Why Eddie Murphy of course!

… if I hand you a hammer, could you do me the favor of just bashing my brains out now?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ivan Reitman – who directed the original – would return in the role of a producer for the sequel that Universal and Montecito Picture Co. are trying to put together.  No other names are yet attached, and writers are currently being sought to flesh out the story.

Jon Rettinger, my boss at TechnoBuffalo, brought this project to my attention earlier today, and I’m not sure I should thank him for that or not.  As projects go, this one is just a trainwreck waiting to happen.  The original wasn’t that funny, but it had a production budget of $15 million and went on to gross $216.6 million worldwide.  Of course, that was 1988 and at the height of Schwarzenegger’s film popularity.  Now he is a former governor who apparently got his maid pregnant and he’s trying to get his movie career going again at the tender age of 64.  Shouldn’t he just be retiring from the world at this point?

Hollywood, I’m sorry to tell you, but now you’re just insulting us.  There are thousands of writers out there trying to break into the industry, each with at least one good idea, and yet you keep going back to properties that just never need to be touched again.  Whether it be “reboots” or sequels that we just don’t need, you just keep doing it to us.  For every one good idea (Prometheus) there are 50 bad ones.  I’ll let you all guess which category this one falls into.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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