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Ever since Arnold ‘The Governator’ Schwarzenegger stepped away from politics and back into the world of film, I’ve been eagerly awaiting some news on him making a film that doesn’t look like throwaway, straight-to-video rubbish.  So far, there hasn’t been much to hope for.  There are two lights at the end of this tunnel, however, in the form of Terminator 5 and a return to the barbaric franchise with The Legend of Conan.  Now, it looks like Arnie has something to say about how those two projects are going.

While talking to Metro UK, he had this to say on his upcoming roles:

We’re writing it now. There are three projects being written that involve me. One is Terminator 5, the other is a Conan movie that Universal is doing and there’s the sequel to Twins, which is called Triplets. We’ll all look quite different in that. The third triplet is Eddie Murphy, so figure that one out.

Oh yeah, there’s that Triplets thing as well, but I’m trying to block that one from my mind.  At least it looks like the projects haven’t been shit-canned yet.  With Arnie’s star power on board, they’re that much more likely to see an actual movie screen.  Let’s hope they don’t suck balls.


Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.

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.

Now that the Governator’s stint in politics has come to a close, it looks like the film icon will be making a return to the movie scene.  In addition to several other projects, including a sequel to The Expendables, Arnie is looking at jumping on board a follow-up to the 1988 comedy hit, Twins.

The proposed sequel would supposedly use Eddie Murphy as the third “twin” and bring back the original cast of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.  The new movie would be called none-other than Triplets.

An interview with Arnie conducted by ComingSoon at the end of 2011 managed to capture his thoughts on the new flick.  In his characteristically eloquent speaking style, he stated:

“I’d find somebody like Eddie Murphy or someone that people would say, ‘How does that happen, medically speaking?’ and, ‘Physically, there’s no way!’ Then, somehow, we would explain it. That would be hilarious with what we know about someone like him.”


“I can see a poster, a billboard with us three. ‘They found another one!’ ‘Triplets!’ ‘Only their mother can tell them apart!’ I would do that in two seconds, because that’s real entertainment. You come out with that movie for Christmas, like December 5th or something like that, and you’re home free.”

So yeah, it looks like audiences everywhere will be “home free” if this recycled potential mess makes it to the screen.  Though with the actors not exactly at their youngest, it is a distinct possibility that one of them will be dead before production begins.


Thanks to the kids at ComingSoon for the heads up on this one.