Arnold Schwarzenegger provides brief update on pausing of Twins sequel

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Following Ivan Reitman’s sad passing, plans to shoot the sequel to the film Twins are now being reassessed.

Just last month we lost one of our most beloved filmmakers when Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II and Kindergarten Cop passed away at the age of 75. Reitman also directed the hugely successful Twins in 1988, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Plans were moving ahead for a belated follow-up, Triplets to shoot later this year.

With Reitman’s sad passing, Schwarzenegger has confirmed that plans for the film are being reassessed, although it does sound like it might still go ahead, if they can find a filmmaker who fits the bill. Of course, that won’t be easy given that a director of Ivan Reitman’s stature leaves rather large shoes to fill, not to mention the sensitivity of replacing Reitman in a sequel to a film that he directed.

“We had a little setback because the man that was supposed to direct it, who directed the first one, Ivan Reitman, had passed away,” explained Schwarzenegger (as covered by The Arnold Fans). We’re going to wait a little bit until this whole thing cools down, and then we’re going to readdress it. But that’s a project that’s supposed to film in October, but we just have to now look into a different director, and see if we are going to continue with this project.”

There is of course a conversation as to whether the film should go ahead at all, following Reitman’s passing, and perhaps that is a discussion that can take place once the impact of his death is felt a little less keenly by all involved. We’re hoping this story is a quiet one for a while to come, but we’ll bring you any further updates as we hear them.

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