It has been 31 years since we have visited Zamunda, and it is about time we went again!
The long-awaited sequel to the 1988 romantic comedy Coming to America has taken a step nearer to changing into an official actuality. Paramount Footage has tapped Craig Brewer, the director of Hustle & Stream and the Footloose remake, to guide the undertaking. Brewer is recent from having directed Eddie Murphy within the Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Identify, and in response to Deadline, the 2 are desirous to work collectively once more.
Murphy is predicted to return as Prince Akeem, who traveled from his fictional African nation of Zamunda to flee an organized marriage. He went on to seek out the love of his life and eventual queen, Lisa McDowell, in Queens, whereas giving us a plethora of iconic scenes. And sure, there are fairly a couple of acquainted faces in that clip, as a result of Coming to America had a star-studded solid, together with Arsenio Corridor, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson (briefly), and Louie Anderson. Whereas we do not know who might be again for the sequel, we do know what the story is at the moment shaping as much as be. Deadline reviews that within the sequel, Akeem learns a couple of lengthy misplaced son, and should return to America to satisfy his sudden inheritor.
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has been tapped to rewrite a script by authentic Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, whereas Murphy will function producer with Kevin Misher. There is no begin date, however manufacturing will hopefully start in 2019.
“After a few years of anticipation, I am thrilled that Coming to America 2 is formally transferring ahead,” Murphy stated in a press release. “We have assembled an amazing workforce that might be led by Craig Brewer, who simply did a tremendous job on Dolemite, and I am wanting ahead to bringing all these traditional and beloved characters again to the large display screen.”