A few months ago came word that “Triplets,” the proposed sequel to the old Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy “Twins” that had been moving forward fairly consistently, had ground to a halt.
Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon reportedly wrote two drafts of the script for the film which would see the original actors returning alongside Eddie Murphy as their new brother. Today, Schwarzenegger appeared on The Howard Stern Show and briefly talked about the project.
Arnie says he’s not sure if original film helmer Ivan Reitman will be back, be he does say the script is still being worked on and apparently has the blessing of Murphy:
“Now we are talking about a sequel, where we find out at the funeral of our mother, that when we read the will, that there’s three of us. Eddie Murphy is going to be the third one and so they go, ‘How did that happen’ There’s an African American coming in here and all of a sudden he’s our brother. So we go to do the research but he can only get the money if we find him, so now we have to get him involved.
I don’t even know if Ivan is going to direct it or just produce it, but the writers came up with [the idea] and it’s hilarious. They have a script but it has to be, like most scripts, fine-tuned. And so they are fine tuning it right now. Eddie Murphy loves the idea. Danny DeVito and I had lunch with Eddie Murphy over at my house, and we talked about the thing, and we were laughing and laughing the whole meal through because it was such a funny idea. And of course, who wouldn’t like it.”
Schwarzenegger has other sequels on his plate before then, most notably “The Legend of Conan” which he’ll shoot later this year.