Because everybody who is talented in one avenue always annoyingly turns out to be talented in various other avenues too, Josh Gad – who originated the role of Elder Cunningham in Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s hilarious The Book of Mormon on Broadway (as an actor) – is going to write the sequel to the 80s comedy classic Twins, titled: Triplets.
Oh, you didn’t know there was going to be a sequel to Twins? You knew it was coming eventually, though, didn’t you? Of course you did. You knew it was coming because no film from the 80s is allowed to go without a sequel, especially now that we’re running on empty in the Hollywood ideas department.
Now the title Triplets might have you all flustered, given that it sounds like the third film in a trilogy (the “tri” is throwing you off, I bet), but you can get past this if you just remember that the original film (with Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger) was called Twins despite not being a sequel of any kind. We would have loved to see something called Only Child, though, ’cause we all know how hard it is growing up solo.
Of course, this wacky news could only be made wackier if we threw in another unexpected twist regarding Eddie Murphy, so we’ll do just that: Eddie Murphy is reportedly in talks to be the third brother (if you haven’t this news heard already, whaaat?). What do you make of that, huh? I can tell you’re really confused. You’re not comfortable with all this information at once, are you? It’s okay. Just take a deep breath, and maybe come back and re-read this article later when you’ve had a bit of time to yourself. But don’t go looking at us for answers. We’re just as freaked out as you about all this.
Source: First Showing