Many of us hoped that it would go away quietly, fading into obscurity and never to be seen again – the proposed sequel to Twins, that is. Predictably titled Triplets, this half-brained idea was thrown on the project table earlier this year and now it looks like some schmuck is going ahead with it. They even have some writers involved in the form of Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon.
The duo will be working on a treatment, after which Dixon will take over to do the full script. Although Dixon has plenty of experience working with scriptwriters, this will be his first attempt at actually producing something for the big screen, so we’ll see how that one works out.
Triplets (in case you’ve been spared) will be bringing back Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito with the possibility of Eddie Murphy coming along as the third member of the group. They will no doubt find themselves in awkward situations and trying to tackle some overwhelming problem that requires the trio to work together despite their differences. And in the end, everything will work out for the best and they will all grow closer.
Unfortunately for them (and perhaps fortunate for us), there’s still no director and Ivan Reitman has expressed a desire to avoid this one like the plague until he sees some sort of proof that it’s not going to suck balls. So there’s a little hope that it gets flushed and we can be spared the aging trio as they attempt to recycle an aging premise.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.