'Twins' sequel goes into labor with Arnold, Danny ... and Eddie Murphy?!?
Twins, the 1988 movie that paired Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as long-separated brothers Julius and Vincent, is giving birth to a sequel. And guess who's the long-lost brother now: Eddie Murphy.
"Titled Triplets, the story would see Schwarzenegger and DeVito as brothers Julius and Vincent, conceived experimentally, who discover they have third sibling," the Hollywood Reporter says. "The project doesn’t have a director at this early stage -- Ivan Reitman, who helmed the original, would only act as a producer ... but the hunt is on for writers to develop the idea."
In case you're wondering, "Why Twins?" ... well, the original movie made more than $200 million on a $15 million budget. Even critics were amused. Writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, famed critic Roger Ebert said, "Twins is not a great comedy - it's not up there with Reitman's Ghostbusters and DeVito is not as funny as he was in Ruthless People and Wise Guys - but it is an engaging entertainment with some big laughs and a sort of warm goofiness."
In case you're wondering, "Why Eddie?" ... well, this actually sounds like the first good project he's been attached to in a long while.
And yes, Arnold, Danny and Eddie are all attached. Hopefully not by an umbilical cord. Yet, anyway.
TOP 5 MEMORABLE LINES FROM TWINS:
5. "The pavement was his enemy."
4. "That's the problem. There's no trust in the world anymore."
3. "Are my teeth floating?"
2. "If you're lying to me, I'll be back!"
1. "Thank you for the cookies. I look forward to tossing them."