'TWINS' SEQUEL 'TRIPLETS' MOVING AHEAD

Writers have now been appointed to the project which will feature Eddie Murphy

November 16, 2012, 9:41 am Ben Arnold

The sequel to the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger/Danny DeVito comedy "Twins", set to be called "Triplets", is moving forward.

Danny DeVito (L) and Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins".

Schwarzenegger confirmed that the film was likely to happen -- starring Eddie Murphy as the pair's unlikely brother -- earlier this year.

Now it's been announced that screenwriting analyst Ryan Dixon will write the project with actor Josh Gad, the star of "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker's Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon".

The announcement of Gad as a writer of the film puts a different slant on the production, with his previous work including stints on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show", appearances on hit comedy "Modern Family" and having co-created forthcoming political sit-com "1600 Penn" with former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett.

Eddie Murphy is set to star as the third brother in "Triplets". Credit: Getty Images

Meanwhile, the Austrian Oak had previously said that original director Ivan Reitman was also having an involvement in the comedy, and this now appears to be the case, with his company Montecito Picture Co. making the film with Universal.

It's one of a number of projects for Arnie, following his stint in politics as governor of California.

He's got "The Last Stand" with Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker, "The Tomb" with Sylvester Stallone and "Ten" with Sam Worthington all due out next year.

Related Video: Danny DeVito on "Twins" co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ben Arnold writes for Yahoo! Movies UK & IE

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  1. Hans & Stacey Alvarez11:01am Friday 16th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    While i have enjoyed Arnie's movies for many years and would have liked to see this sequel 10 - 20 years ago just don't see it being as successful. I will go to see the movie and hope it does well i rather enjoyed expendables and hope triplets will be as funny and action packed. Arnie's reputation has been damaged maybe this is his way of changing it

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