Josh Gad, co-writer of Triplets, the announced sequel to the 1988 comedy hit Twins, has announced that the movie has been put on hold – for now. Revealing via updates on Reddit, Gad let us know that the screenplay itself is finished – and great, to boot – but Universal, the studio behind it, have decided to ‘pause’ going forward with the project for the moment.
‘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 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 the light of day at some point. It’s there and in great shape.’
From Gad’s slightly guarded words, we can tell that it’s entirely up to the studio at this point – whether its two massive stars return to their roles would also be a big hurdle for the project, which will be directed by Ivan Reitman, to get over. Twins originally featured Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito who played two unlikely twin brothers – and Triplets would see them meet a third brother who according to Gad, ‘could potentially be played by Eddie Murphy.’ We wonder how long it will take for Triplets to get off the ground – surely with such big names as Schwarzenegger, DeVito and Murphy, Universal wouldn’t think twice about greenlighting this sequel?