Josh Gad updates on Twins sequel

"We're very reverential to the original"

Believe it or not, a sequel to Twins entitled Triplets does indeed appear to be happening, with Eddie Murphy set to join original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as a long-lost third sibling.

Screenwriter Josh Gad caught up with Coming Soon recently for an update, and explains how the sequel will keep elements of the original film, while also updating it for a new audience.

"We’re very reverential to the original, but have our tongue firmly in our cheek," says Gad. "As it needs to be, it’s very modernized. It’s taking them into the new world and it’s acknowledging that comedy’s changed a lot in 20 years.”

“If you saw Twins and it was released as a movie currently, you’d be like, ‘This is really strange,’" continues Gad, "so we honour that and we respect it, but we also play on it."

No word as yet regarding when production will start in earnest on this one, possibly because everyone is still reeling at the fact it's actually happening. Expect a Junior sequel to follow in due course…

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    • illkillyoulast

      Oct 30th 2013, 13:02

      surely this will be more like the bucket list, given the age of danny and arnie. how do they explain the fact that eddie is 15-20 years younger? was he stuck in the womb for that long at childbirth?

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Oct 30th 2013, 15:27

      If you saw Twins today you would think it was really strange?! What is he on about? I saw it a year or two ago when it cropped up on ITV2 and it didn't melt my mind because comedy has changed so much in 20 years. It was a perfectly enjoyable high-concept family comedy.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 30th 2013, 17:42

      This sounds like the worst idea I've ever heard.

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    • Jaffa

      Oct 31st 2013, 5:07

      If they can make Zoe Saldana a nine foot tall blue alien, I'm pretty sure they can age Eddie Murphy up a few years.

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