A sequel to the 1980s classic comedy Twins is in the works, and it looks like it may be closer to production than we initially thought. Speaking to Business Insider, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will return to reprise the role of Julius in the sequel, said that Triplets, is set to have its screenplay locked down in two weeks, and a shoot is already set for 2018. More on the Triplets shooting details below.
Triplets shooting details: Twins sequel to go before cameras in 2018
“I had a conversation yesterday with my agent and he said that the script will be finished in 14 days,” Schwarzenegger said. “Ivan Reitman is extremely happy with what he’s seen so far, he just wants to make a few tweaks, so that’s music to my ears. I think sometime beginning of next year we can shoot the film.”
“We are in touch with each other all the time,” Schwarzenegger said. “Everyone is happy to do this movie.”
Those people include Danny DeVito, who will play Julius’ twin brother Vincent Benedict, and newcomer Eddie Murphy, who will round out the cast, playing the third brother in the family.
The original 1988 movie is still loved to this day, nearly 30 years after its original release, even though it was met with mixed reviews back in the day. If you need a reminder of the plot, here goes:
The products of a genetic experiment, fraternal twins Julius (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (Danny DeVito) are separated at birth. Their mother, Mary Ann (Bonnie Bartlett), is told they’re dead. Now Vincent, an unscrupulous street hustler, ekes out a living in Los Angeles. Julius, raised by a scientist (Tony Jay), grows up humble, intelligent and strong, but very naive about the larger world. When Julius learns of his mother and brother, he heads to Los Angeles to find his family.
Twins has grossed well over $216 million since its original release and considering it only cost $15 million to make, it’s safe to say it definitely turned out to be a hit.
There’s no release date planned for Triplets as yet, but we’re expecting it to be sometime in 2019.