Josh Gad Gives Update on TRIPLETS Script; Says It’s “Reverential” but Also Has Tongue Firmly Planted in Cheek

     October 29, 2013

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While Arnold Schwarzengger’s return to the film world has been a bit rougher than he likely expected, the actor has a couple of projects in the works that are poised to resurrect some of his previous characters.  One such project is a sequel to the 1988 Schwarzenegger/Danny DeVito comedy Twins, aptly named Triplets.  The pic is poised to reunite Schwarzenegger and DeVito onscreen with their long-lost sibling, played by Eddie Murphy.  Last year Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon were tapped to pen the screenplay for the film, but news on the project in the subsequent months has been quiet.  However, while promoting his latest film Frozen, Gad recently provided a promising update on the project and discussed the tone of the script in relation to the original movie.  Hit the jump to read on.

josh-gad-tripletsSpeaking with CS, Gad said Triplets honors the first film but also has an update in tone so as not to alienate modern audiences:

“We’re very reverential to the original, but have our tongue firmly in our cheek. As it needs to be, it’s very modernized. It’s taking them into the new world and it’s acknowledging that comedy’s changed a lot in 20 years.” He also laughed and pointed out, “If you saw Twins and it was released as a movie currently, you’d be like, ‘This is really strange,’ so we honor that and we respect it, but we also play on it.”

The actor went on to say that they handed in their first draft “to much enthusiasm” and are working on the second draft right now.  A timetable for a possible production start isn’t given, but Schwarzenegger isn’t at a lack for projects at the moment.  He’s currently filming the zombie pic Maggie and just wrapped work on The Expendables 3, and he’ll next be seen early next year in David Ayer’s thriller Sabotage.

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