It’s appears that this generation will be able to enjoy their very own version of the cult comedy, Coming To America. Over the last year there have been heavy talks that the 1988 classic starring Eddie Murphy will be getting a sequel. Yesterday an update surfaced about the sequel and reports are now confirming that the project is moving forward. Many people appear to be on the fence about a remake of such an iconic film but we do want to note that Eddie Murphy is involved. Murphy’s involvement could very well preserve the things we loved about the original film. It also noted that Black-ish’s Kenya Barris will be working on the script. We definitely understand the concerns but we’re rooting for them to pull this off.
Paramount Pictures is moving forward on a sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America” with Jonathan Levine on board to direct from a script by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris. Levine, whose credits include “Snatched,” “The Night Before,” “50/50,” and “Warm Bodies,” will direct from a script that Barris will rewrite from a screenplay by original writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Kevin Misher is producing. Murphy is involved with the development of the sequel, although there’s no deal in place yet for him to star. Kevin Misher is the producer.
Check back for updates on the project.