In 1988, after achieving worldwide fame as the world's greatest action hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger did the unthinkable: star in a major mainstream comedy with Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman. The film co-starred Danny DeVito in a story that involved the two of them being genetically-engineered fraternal twin brothers and what happens when they meet for the first time in 35 years. The film was a huge success, making over $200 million dollars. It also began Reitman and Schwarzenegger's trilogy of comedies that were soon followed by Kindergarten Cop and Junior. For years, Universal Pictures has been trying to think up a way to make a sequel, with no development, until now. If you can call it development... They have now decided to make a second film entitled Triplets, involving Schwarzenegger and DeVito finding out they have another brother. Take a wild guess as to who it is. You're wrong.
That's right. Former biggest star in the world, Eddie Murphy. Once, one of the funniest men in Hollywood; now regulated to insipid material like Tower Heist and A Thousand Words (which received a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes). Arguably, both Murphy and Schwarzenegger were at the top of their game in the '80s, but have largely disappeared from popular culture (Schwarzenegger, at least has a reason, what with being the Governor of California and all). They've also had recent illegimate children controversies.
But let's be realistic - this is an awful idea. One of the worst I've ever heard and that includes The Erector Set Movie 3D, Adam Sandler's Candy Land and any project with Justin Bieber attached to it. It's destined for failure. It's almost like living in the Twilight Zone. The only way this would be remotely funny is if it was a bad fake trailer in front of Tropic Thunder. You know some rich fatcat Hollywood executive somewhere thought this was a good idea. Arnold's already made the good decision to reignite his career with an appearance in The Expendables 2, return to a starring role in The Last Stand and re-team with Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb. Danny has made a very successful return to television in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and recently starred in the blockbuster family film Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. With Reitman's last film being No Strings Attached, he's been relegated to the role of producer. Count on Universal to throw in a director-for-hire for this already dead-on-arrival concept.
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