Try this on for size: Universal Pictures has hit the greenlight on a follow-up to Twins, a box office blockbuster for the studio way back in 1988. The long-awaited sequel, tentatively titled Triplets, will feature almost Oscar host Eddie Murphy as the third brother to Julius (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (Danny DeVito) — a pair of unlikely brothers experimentally conceived before being separated at birth.
The Hollywood Reporter breaks it down:
“The project doesn’t have a director at this early stage — Ivan Reitman, who helmed the original, would only act as a producer with his Montecito Picture Co. cohorts Joe Medjuk, Tom Pollock and Ali Bell, according to sources — but the hunt is on for writers to develop the idea. Insiders caution that no substantial creative discussions have taken place between Universal and Montecito.”
It’s been a tough couple of years at the box office for Dear Ole Eddie. As if the actor needed any more movie bombs to his name, his latest “comedy,” A Thousand Words, has received universal thumbs-downs from more than 40 critics worldwide.
That gives it an average rating of zero percent positive reviews on movie site Rotten Tomatoes.
That puts A Thousands Words down there with a select few zero percenters, including Robert Benigni’s Pinocchio, Heather Graham’s Killing Me Softly and the Adam Sandler-produced flop, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.
Not even Norbit or The Adventures of Pluto Nash matched that epic low.