It’s been a long time since the unlikely pair of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito brought Twins to life under the direction of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, and despite numerous rumors over the past three decades, it seemed like we would never see the duo together on screen together for a sequel. However, last month it became official that Triplets would bring the unlikely siblings to the screens with a new brother in the form of Tracy Morgan, who apparently signed on to replace the intended inclusion of Eddie Murphy, all under the direction of Reitman again.
While the main men in the film may be older, they are certainly not quite ready to act their age yet, as a video from Arnold schwarzenegger trying to prank his tiny co-star with a cigar that wasn’t all it seemed to be. While filming for the film doesn’t begin until next year, the stars have already met, with Reitman, to promote the opening of the film. Along with a video of the prank attempt, Schwarzenegger detailed everything in his recent newsletter.
“This month I also met with my friend Danny DeVito to promote our movie Triplets! ” Terminator wrote actor Arnie. “Ivan Reitman, our director whom you know Twins, kindergarten police, and Ghostbusters, I wanted to get together with our new third brother, Tracy Morgan about Zoom. Naturally, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to bring back a joke Danny played on me so many years ago on the set of Twins. You may remember the story of Danny putting marijuana in my cigar. Well, this time we turn the tables! We waited until the end of the session and gave the gift to Danny. But unfortunately, he still has the nose of a bloodhound and sniffed the special ingredient right away. Here’s the video of me handing him the cigar. I’m still waiting for Danny to send me the video of him trying it on later that night. “
Last month, Reitman spoke with Deadline on how the idea of Triplets It started with a meeting between the great Arnie and Murphy. “Twins It was quite successful, and some years later, this all started when Arnold met Eddie Murphy, and the suggestion came from one of them, “Reitman said.” It was, ‘It should be a threesome, which could be a really funny comedy. We started a script with Eddie, and after the success he had with Amazon Prime in Coming 2 America, was reserved a lot. And we knew we were going to make it early next year. I had been a good friend of Tracy Morgan for a long time and I always thought he was one of the funniest men in the world. I thought he would make a great trio and we rewrote the entire script for him. Now, we will go out and try to get the money together and get it. “
Twins was a worldwide hit for Universal, grossing $ 216 million in 1988, and while it seemed like a certainty for a sequel, Reitman also explained that the movie never happened due to strict restrictions on a sequel that had to be done very quickly, and Universal not wanting to take the risk, as they felt the sequel hadn’t been developed enough at the time. “In terms of future rights, Universal had very restrictive secondary rights in terms of sequels,” he explained. “They had to act very quickly, which they didn’t, because we hadn’t really developed it.”
Of course, now things have changed and there is a plot for the new movie, which Reitman explained in the same interview. “In secret, a third baby was born, a black baby, who has not been in contact with his siblings,” Reitman explained. “They don’t know each other and very early in the movie they meet and so they bond after all these years. It’s really a family movie and, no matter how different we all are, we have to learn to get along. These guys have great chemistry together, and you can see that on the reel, and the amount of energy they bring to each other. “
It’s clear from the short prank video that he’s not wrong, and that his original leads still have the ability to bounce off each other and that can only mean good things for Triplets. With so many late sequels tapping into a big wave of ’80s nostalgia, the movie could be next in line to be another big revival when it hits, expected sometime in 2023.
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