- "Triplets" is a sequel to the hit 1988 comedy "Twins."
- Eddie Murphy joins original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.
- Schwarzenegger confirms the movie begins shooting early next year.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that a sequel to one of his classic movies from the 1980s is very close to getting off the ground.
After years of teasing the project, Schwarzenegger says "Triplets," the sequel to the hit 1988 Ivan Reitman-directed comedy "Twins," starring Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as twins who are separated at birth, will begin shooting in 2018. And adding to the family will be a third brother played by Eddie Murphy.
"I had a conversation yesterday with my agent and he said that the script will be finished in 14 days," Schwarzenegger told Business Insider while promoting his new movie, "Killing Gunther" (currently available On Demand, opening in theaters on Friday). "Ivan Reitman is extremely happy with what he's seen so far, he just wants to make a few tweaks, so that's music to my ears. I think sometime beginning of next year we can shoot the film."
Schwarzenegger said Murphy is "absolutely" still involved in the movie and that he, DeVito, and Murphy are all excited to get started.
"We are in touch with each other all the time," Schwarzenegger said. "Everyone is happy to do this movie."
Reitman will be returning to direct a script written by Ryan Dixon and Josh Gad (yes, Olaf from "Frozen").
"Twins" was a smash hit when it opened number one its opening weekend in theaters. It went on to earn over $200 million worldwide and showed that Schwarzenegger could do more than just be an action star.
Audiences have shown in recent years that they don't take too kindly to lazy attempts at reviving popular movies from the past. But hopefully with the years this project has been in development (since 2012), and the addition of Eddie Murphy, "Triplets" can be a surprise hit for Universal.
Watch the trailer for "Twins" below:
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