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Josh Gad says a sequel to Twins is currently on hold

Not so long ago you might remember reading that Universal was planning to move forward with Triplets, a sequel to ‘80s comedy, Twins, with Eddie Murphy to be introduced as the brother of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.

Well, writer Josh Gad has given a brief update on the project via Reddit (opens in new tab), revealing that while the script is a good one, the studio currently has the film on hold…

“The script is actually done,” says Gad. “Everybody agrees that it’s great. We wound up doing two 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.”

As for what a potential sequel would entail, Gad was also willing to share a few plot details, with the Eddie Murphy character set to be the catalyst for the events of the new film…

“The lives have changed in that the two of them find themselves at a major crossroads where they’ve sort of grown apart over the years,” explains Gad. “What winds up bringing them together is a third brother they never knew they had, who could potentially be played by Eddie Murphy.”

Sounds like it’s simply a case of Warner making a call on whether or not it’s worth reviving a comedy that’s nearly 30 years old for another go-around… don’t bet against it!

George was once GamesRadar's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it. But now he's working at Stylist Magazine.