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Our favorite "Twins" are back together again! Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played fraternal twins in the 1988 comedy, reunited onstage in Germany at the Golden Camera awards. The two pals exchanged a warm handshake and hug, as the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star presented his on-screen brother with a Lifetime Achievement award. Can you believe it's been 27 years since the release of the hilarious hit movie?! Back in 2012, there was talk about the dynamic duo reprising their roles in a flick called "Triplets," but the project was put on hold. In the sequel, Eddie Murphy was reportedly supposed to play the long-lost sibling to the fraternal twins. Josh Gad, who wrote the script, revealed that the original stars loved the storyline. "To my knowledge, they all flipped out for the final product," Gad told MTV News last year. "Everybody is, from my knowledge, extremely happy with it." "The script is sitting there, »
- tooFab Staff
Twinsies — together again! Arnold Schwarzenegger reunited with his Twins costar Danny DeVito, onstage at the Golden Camera awards show in Hamburg, Germany, this past weekend. The Terminator actor, 67, was at the ceremony on Feb. 27, to receive the International Lifetime Achievement honor, which was presented to him by none other than DeVito, 70. The two pals exchanged a warm handshake and hug, and the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star grinned at his old friend during his special moment. A source tells Us Weekly that Schwarzenegger [...] »
We’re back with another horror round-up, this time focusing on release details for the home media offerings of David Cronenberg’s Rabid and Nils Timm’s Echoes, as well as information on NBC’s pilot order for the paranormal comedy, Strange Calls.
Press Release – “Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the release of David Cronenberg’s much lauded horror classic Rabid (1977) which will be available on dual format Blu-ray & DVD both as an amaray and Steelbook from 16th February 2015. This new edition will mark the Blu-ray world premiere for Rabid, which served as the follow up picture to Cronenberg’s debut 1975 feature Shivers, continuing to explore the themes of viral diseases, yet upping the ante, the scale, the gore levels and the threat by unleashing »
- Derek Anderson
Gad posted a picture on Instagram of him posing for a photo with a person dressed up as the loveable snowman, and explained the situation.
The best part about this picture is that the guy in the costume had no clue whatsoever who I was or who Olaf is. Lol
A photo posted by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Jan 13, 2015 at 1:42pm Pst
Gad wrote: "The best part about this picture is that the guy in the costume had no clue whatsoever who I was or who Olaf is. Lol."
He recently revealed that he has completed a script for a sequel to Twins, but the project has been paused.
We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.
With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)
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Speaking in a Reddit Ama to promote his latest film The Wedding Ringer, the actor revealed that he wrote a script with Ryan Dixon for Triplets, which would see the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito with Eddie Murphy as their long-lost brother.
When asked about the script's progress, Gad replied: "Uh, you know... the script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it's great. We wound up doing two drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button temporarily for whatever reason – internally, I think they are trying to figure out if they want to do a sequel or not.
"I would say if there's an outpouring of affection, that may move the needle, but I think it's on hold right now. But everybody read the script and loved it, »
When Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to Hollywood, he had big plans to reprise his role in a "Twins" sequel, called "Triplets," which would have Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito find out that they have another brother, played by Eddie Murphy. Josh Gad has been on board to write the script, and now that he's promoting his "The Wedding Ringer" comedy, he has been answering questions about the status of "Triplets." "The script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it's great," he explained. "We wound up doing two drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button temporarily for whatever reason . internally I think they are trying to figure out if they want to do a sequel or not. I would say if there's an outpouring of affection, that may move the needle, but I think it's on hold right now. But everybody read the script and loved it, so I hope it sees »
Back in late March 2012, which now seems like the primordial ooze from the vantage point of the bright techno-futuristic landscape of 2015, word began to filter in that yes, someone really was working on a sequel to 1998 Arnold Schwarzenegger/Danny DeVito comedy Twins. Most of the reaction veered between worries about its necessity and questions as to whether it was an early April Fool’s gag, but now it appears its wobbly status has spread to the executives who commissioned the follow-up, as nothing has been heard about the movie since.And Josh Gad? How does he fit in, we hear you ask (yes, you did, we were listening really carefully). Turns out he co-wrote the script with Ryan Dixon for Triplets, which would continue the story from the original, which saw the Schwarz and the Dan-Man as unlikely brothers, possibly adding in none other than Eddie Murphy as their long-lost sibling. »
Over two years ago, multi-hyphenate genius Josh Gad signed on to script the sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins. Bearing the obvious follow-up title, Triplets, the project entered development at a slow, steady pace until it sort of ground to a halt.
The few scant details available in terms of story indicate that the movie will once more follow the mismatched twins played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Except, this time around their hijinks will involve their third brother, played by Eddie Murphy. It’s a concept that remains in line with the original, except this reinvented portion of the franchise has been penned by Gad and his writing partner Ryan Dixon. Now, we’ve an update on the movie’s status that suggests Universal aren’t gung-ho about moving forward.
During the press rounds for The Wedding Ringer, Gad took part in a Reddit Ama (via /Film) and was »
- Gem Seddon
Back in 2012, it was revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito plan to reteam for a sequel to the 1988 hit comedy Twins, which would see Julius and Vincent joined by a third brother – hence the title Triplets – who will be potentially be portrayed by Eddie Murphy.
Frozen star Josh Gad was subsequently brought in to pen the screenplay with Ryan Dixon, and now Gad has provided an update on to The Arnold Fans, stating that the script is finished, but the project is on hold for the time being.
“You know… the script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it’s great. We wound up doing two drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button temporarily for whatever reason – internally I think they are trying to figure out if they want to do a sequel or not. I would say if there’s an outpouring of affection, that may move the needle, »
- Gary Collinson
Back in November 2012, Universal Pictures hired actor/screenwriter Josh Gad and his partner Ryan Dixon to pen the screenplay for the long-awaited Twins sequel entitled Triplets. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, but the comedy will bring back Twins stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, with Eddie Murphy joining the cast as the brothers' long-lost triplet. Josh Gad held a Reddit Ama session yesterday for his new comedy The Wedding Ringer, in theaters next weekend, where he revealed that the Triplets script is done, but Universal apparently is contemplating whether or not to move forward with the follow-up.
"Uh, you know... the script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it's great. We wound up doing 2 drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button temporarily for whatever reason - internally I think they are trying to figure out if they want to do a sequel or not. I »
Actor, writer and comedian Josh Gad recently participated in a Reddit Ama session where fans asked him whatever questions they wanted. One project he had been tied to in the past was that of working on the script for "Triplets," a sequel to the 1988 hit comedy "Twins".
The film would see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito re-teaming as the world's unlikeliest of twin brothers. Having drifted apart over the years, they are brought back together when they discover they have a new brother (potentially Eddie Murphy). The idea for the project has been around for a while, and Gad was asked where it currently stands. He says:
The script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it's great. We wound up doing two drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button temporarily for whatever reason – internally I think they are trying to figure out if they want to do a sequel or not. »
- Garth Franklin
Universal has been developing Twins 2, titled Triplets, for a while now. The plan is to bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in their classic roles as unexpected brothers Julius and Vincent. Josh Gad is the guy who wrote the script, and during a recent Ama for his upcoming movie The Wedding Ringer, he let loose some information on the plot. In a response to a direct Twins 2 inquiry from a fan, Gad wrote: Well, the lives have changed in that the two of them find themselves at a major crossroads where they've sort of grown apart over the years and what winds up bringing them together is a 3rd brother they never knew they had who could potentially be played by Eddie Murphy. The first film premiered in 1998 and followed one man.s search for his long-lost fraternal twin brother, who ends up being a significantly shorter man involved »
Though actor Josh Gad has become best known for his role as Olaf in Disney's hit animated flick Frozen, he's also an occasional writer. The latest project with Gad's writing talents was a developing sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. The sequel would be called Triplets and would introduce Eddie Murphy as an even more inexplicably long-lost brother. However, since Gad was announced to write the script over two years ago, there hasn't been any new progress. But Gad just partook in a Reddit Ama to promote The Wedding Ringer, and he updated the status. Read on! Gad was asked for an update, where the characters are in life and if he would have a role (via SlashFilm): 1) Uh, you know… the script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it’s great. We wound up doing 2 drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button »
- Ethan Anderton
When Josh Gad isn’t performing on stage, acting in movies, or doing the voice of Olaf for kids at the grocery store, he’s writing. For one reason or another he decided to co-write (with Ryan Dixon) a sequel to the 1988 hit film Twins which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. We talked about it a few years ago when Eddie Murphy was put in the mix to star alongside the original cast as their new brother. In a recent Ama done to help promote The Wedding Ringer »
- Graham McMorrow
There really isn’t much Josh Gad can’t do. He’s a Tony-Award nominated stage performer, a dramatic actor, comedic actor, a voice actor and even a writer. On that last front, Gad has long been attached to co-write a sequel to the 1988 hit film, Twins. The film is called Triplets and would once again star Arnold […]
- Germain Lussier
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