It’s been several years now since Triplets, a planned sequel to Arnie’s comedy hit Twins to star himself, Danny De Vito and possibly Eddie Murphy, was last mentioned. And four months ago, screenwriter Chris Morgan revealed that The Legend Of Conan was dead in the water. However, in an interview with Kleine Zeitung, Schwarzenegger has said that these projects are still going to happen, saying:
“In the fall I start the shooting on the comedy Triplets with Eddie Murphy and Danny DeVito. And in March next year, I am shooting Terminator 6. James Cameron and David Ellison are back on board, and then comes a Conan”.
It’s no real surprise that he’s going to play the Terminator one more time, considering he’s said several times that he wants to, and that James Cameron, who will be producing the next film, has said that he’d like to see Arnie return and “pass the baton”. This film, to be directed by Tim Miller, will apparently ignore the mess that was Terminator: Genesys and possibly even the previous two films in the franchise, something which I certainly don’t have a problem with. As far I’m concerned there are only two ‘true’ Terminator films, though now it seems that we at last get a third.
However, the mention of the other two projects is a surprise. It seems like Arnie is doing his best to make these happen, though the Conan project has been mentioned on and off for quite a few years now. With his career revival not really going to plan, it seems that he’s now hoping nostalgia will help bring in the crowds. I like Twins [though not as much as Kindergarten Cop!], but I don’t think it ever needed a sequel. I’ve really wanted to see this Conan movie though ever since the director of Conan The Barbarian John Milius mentioned his ideas for it on his DVD commentary for that film.