The Gemini sequel is finally under development as Threesomes, attracting a third brother or sister to form the trio. After 33 years, the sequel moves forward with director and producer Ivan Reitman on board with original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. They will be joined by new star Tracy Morgan, who will play Schwarzenegger’s third and long-lost brother and DeVito’s characters. The project will be released at the Toronto Film Festival.
As Reitman said, the premise of Gemini reads: “A third baby was secretly born, black, who had no relationship with his siblings. They did not know each other and met very early in the film and so they achieved a relationship together after all these years. This is really a film about the family. and no matter how different we all are, we have to learn to understand each other. These guys have great chemistry together and you can see that in the reel and how much energy they have in each other. “
The sequel was originally conceived with the idea of attracting Eddie Murphy to play the long-lost twin brother or sister. Murphy was even involved in writing the script, but those plans changed as Murphy’s schedule began to fill. The screenplay for this new version of the Morgan story was written by Dylan Dawson and Lucas Kavner.
“Gemini was quite successful and a few years later it all started with Arnold’s meeting with Eddie Murphy and the proposal came from one of them, “Reitman told Deadline.” It was, “I have to be sober, this can be a very funny comedy.” We started a script with Eddie after the success he had with Amazon Prime Here comes 2 America, he booked heavily. And we knew we would succeed early next year. “
Reitman added: “I was a good friend Tracy Morgan for a long time and he always thought he was one of the funniest men in the world. I thought he was going to make a great triplet, and we rewrote the whole script for him. Now we will go out and try to collect the money and make it. “
“We had this great deal that we made with Tom Pollock, who eventually became my partner at Montecito Pictures,” Reitman explains. “This was his first picture as chairman of Universal. He loved the script and really believed in it. We decided to do it where there was very little money in advance. We made the film for $ 15 million. But it came with a lot of gross and so on. we did very well. As for future rights, Universal had a lot of restrictive secondary rights in terms of sequels. They had to act very quickly, which they didn’t do because we didn’t really develop it. “
When he returned to the director’s chair, Rathman also said, “I haven’t directed in a few years, but Arnold kept saying, ‘Come on, we had such a great time.’ I just called him in Budapest and he is so excited to see how people react to the drum as we send it. The initial reaction was very strong, as well as how young Arnold and Danny looked and how good the chemistry was with Tracy. great time for the first one and it will be fun. “
Director: Reitman, Gemini published in 1988. The comedy follows Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as unlikely twins separated at birth who reunite later in life. It was a big hit at the box office with over $ 216 million raised at the box office for a budget of less than $ 20 million.
Threesomes will begin filming in January in Boston. CAA Media Finance will manage sales in North America, while Rocket Science will take over international sales. They are said to be sending a large-scale reel with the three actors to potential buyers. This news was first reported by Deadline.
Topics: Gemini 2, Gemini