Latest on sequel to 80’s movie Twins

Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms Twins sequel will happen without Ivan Reitman

Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that a ‘Twins’ sequel is set to go ahead despite the death of Ivan Reitman.

Twins is a 1988 American buddy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely fraternal twin brothers who were separated at birth, is getting a follow-up, 35 years later!

The action legend starred alongside Danny DeVito as an unlikely pair of twin brothers in the 1988 movie which did Box office reveneus of $216.6 million. Now the pair had been set to reprise their roles alongside Tracy Morgan in a sequel called ‘Triplets’.

Arnie confirmed that the passing of the director has put the movie on hold for the time being but indicated that filming could still begin later this year.

The ‘Terminator’ star said: “We had a little setback because the man that was supposed to direct it, who directed the first one, ‘Twins’, Ivan Reitman has passed away sadly to say.

“And so, you know now that we just wait a little bit until this whole thing cools down and then we’re gonna readdress it.”

Arnie continued: “But that’s a project supposed to be filmed in October and so it could still be you know, but we just have to look into a different director and just see if we are going to continue with this project.”

Ivan died at the age of 75 last month and Arnie paid a warm tribute to the ‘Ghostbusters’ director – describing him as “comedy royalty”.

The 74-year-old star wrote on social media: “Ivan Reitman is a legend. In Hollywood, he was bigger than life. He was comedy royalty.

Triplets was due to shoot back in January in Boston, as the two unlikely brothers Julian (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (DeVito) find they are part of a trio.

“In life, he was a mensch – a wonderful father and husband, a fantastic friend, a great human being. He was kind, he was generous, he was smart as hell, and he was always there for you.

“If you knew him, Ivan had a way of making himself a part of your story, and he certainly wrote a chunk of mine.”

Author Profile

Sola James
Feature Writer & Interviewer


Leave a Reply