Twins 2 Script is in growth and nonetheless taking place, says a hopeful Danny DeVito
One of the strangest entries in Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito’s filmographies is the 1988 comedy Twins, in which the two actors played fraternal twins who were separated at birth. The film was an unexpected success and is fondly remembered to this day. In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, DeVito confirmed that Twins 2, which was often called Groups of threeis currently under development.
“Yeah. Yeah, we’re working on it. It’s been a while, I know, but we’re just developing the script. That will happen … hopefully.”
A few years ago, the success of a film that was a sequel to a 1988 comedy seemed questionable. But the last few years have taught us that nostalgia is the single biggest factor in Hollywood success these days. Projects like Bill and Ted Face the Music, Coming 2 America, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Cobra Kai and every live-action remake from Disney have relied on fans to update their favorite decades-old franchises for the modern age.
So it is very likely that streaming platforms will have a fierce bidding war to get the rights to a sequel to Twins. The question is whether the film lends itself to a meaningful sequel that would turn it into more than just a money robbery.
Twins told the story of Julius, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Vincent Benedict, played by Danny DeVito. While Julius is a big, buffalo, intelligent and naive man, Vincent is his smaller, weaker and street-wiser brother. The duo were the result of an experimental process designed to turn the DNA of six men into the perfect man. While Julius got the best parts of the genes, Vincent got stuck with the unwanted parts.
By the end of the film, Julius and Vincent had accepted their origins as experiments, reunited with their long-lost mother, founded a company together, married a group of twin sisters, and started a family. That’s a pretty definitive point to end the story, and an unnecessary sequel could spoil the idyllic ending of the original film.
A few years ago, however, Schwarzenegger announced that a sequel called Triplets was actually in development that would introduce Eddie Murphy as the third, long-lost brother of Julius and Vincent.
“I had a conversation with my agent yesterday and he said the script will be ready in 14 days. [Director] Ivan Reitman is very happy with what he has seen so far. He just wants to make a few changes, that’s music to my ears. I think we can shoot the film sometime early next year. Everyone is happy to be making this film. ”
Not much has been heard about this project since then, and it is not clear whether the script DeVito recently mentioned will be a version of triplets or something entirely different. Whatever the case, fans will greet the return of DeVito and Schwarzenegger as Vincent and Julius, who exhibited unexpected and sparkling chemistry in their roles as brothers who carried the entire original film. Cinemablend was the first to bring us this news.
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