I don't know about you, but the idea of seeing Game of Thrones stars Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage join forces for a remake of Twins sounds like good times to me. Let me make sure and point out right up front here today that this is not in any way official news, this is merely a fun story that occurred the other day. You see what had happened was Momoa was recently speaking at Celebrity Fan Fest, and when a fan pitched the idea of the Twins remake with Peter Dinklage, Momoa answered with this.
"F--kin' tell me where to sign! Absolutely. That'd be amazing. I love that movie."
And boom! There you go. Jason Momoa is more than down for starring in a remake of the classic '80s buddy comedy. Now we just need to have someone track this Peter Dinklage character down and make sure he's just as enthusiastic. I'm more than a little confident that he will be. At least if the Movie Gods are up there in those Hollywood hills doing their jobs.
The original Twins movie was directed by Ghostbusters and Kindergarden Cop filmmaker Ivan Reitman and featured massive Total Recall and Terminator 2: Judgment Day star Arnold Schwarzenegger and tiny Throw Momma From the Train and Batman Returns actor Danny DeVito as... you guessed it, twins. How this works is that - stick with me here - fraternal twin brothers Julius and Vincent are products of a genetic experiment, separated at birth. Their mother is told they are dead and so DeVito's Vincent goes off and becomes an unscrupulous street hustler in Los Angeles while Schwarzenegger's Julius is raised by a scientist played by Tony Jay and grows up humble, intelligent and strong, but very naive about the larger world. Eventually, Schwarzenegger's Julius learns of his mother and brother and heads to Los Angeles to find his family. Hilarity Ensues.
The original Twins movie was directed by Ghostbusters and Kindergarden Cop filmmaker Ivan Reitman from a screenplay written by William Davies, Timothy Harris, William Osborne, and Herschel Weingrod. Reitman also produced the film which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb, Bonnie Bartlett, and Tony Jay. Georges Delerue provided the movie with its score along with Randy Edelman, Andrzej Bartkowiak handled the film's cinematography, and Donn Cambern and Sheldon Kahn edited it all together. Universal Pictures released the buddy-comedy into theaters back on December 9, 1988. The comedy made a whopping $216.6 million on a budget of just $18 million.
I said it above, and I'll say it again. Please, Hollywood. Get your shite together and make this movie happen. Hell, you could even bring back the original twins themselves, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, and make this one of those remake/sequel deals that seem to be so popular these days. Sounds like a win-win situation to me! This fun little tale of possible Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage Twins comes to us from Celebrity Fan Fest by way of ComicBook.com.