1988’s Twins is one of many guilty pleasures born of the ’80s that plenty of people have seen and enjoyed for what it is. It’s not a movie, however, that anyone ever expected to see a sequel for.
But we should all be familiar with the times we currently live in, and now, over two decades later, a sequel to Twins might just be heading our way.
And what’s even more unexpected? It appears as though the hopes for said sequel is to have Eddie Murphy play the third brother to the original’s oddball twins, returning stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.
In an effort to delete the previous week’s events and get things moving in the right direction again, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that none other than Billy Crystal, one of the greatest Academy Awards host ever to take the stage, will be returning for a 9th time to replace the recently departedEddie Murphy.
It was thought that Crystal might be an option after it was reported that he would be involved in the ceremony whether he was hosting or not a while back. Fans had different ideas, putting on a campaign to get the Muppets to host, but Billy feels like the right choice.
Just yesterday it was reported that Brett Ratner had stepped down as a producer of the 84th annual Academy Awards ceremony after a gay slur and other poor speaking decisions rightfully saw him in boiling water. At the time it appeared that Eddie Murphy—Ratner’s choice to host the awards—would still be taking on the job, but the Academy was now on a desperate search for a replacement producer.
With Tower Heist and a gig hosting the Oscars, it appears as though the star of Eddie Murphy is truly back on the rise. And while he may not be starring in this new film, a brand new project based around one of Murphy’s most beloved roles has finally moved forward.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Murphy revealed that he’s attempting to get off the ground a TV series looking at the life of the son of Axel Foley, the character the icon made famous from his turn in the Beverly Hills Cop films.
We’ve heard talks about plans to try offering big Hollywood movies on demand not too long after they’re released in theaters for a while now, and it looks like those who support the idea are ready to test the waters.
According to the LA Times, Universal Pictures will offer up Brett Ratner‘s new movie, Tower Heist, three weeks after its November 4, 2011 theatrical release through Universal parent company Comcast’s on demand services. The movie will only be available to 500,000 customers in the Atlanta and Portland, Oregon areas to test the waters of this new option, and those of you who have this option will only have to throw down $59.99 to check the movie out.
Universal and Comcast will pay close attention to how well the movie does released this early and at this price, while firm eyes will also be focused on how offering a movie three weeks after theatrical release affects box office numbers.