Last month, a brand new report surfaced that comedy legend Eddie Murphy has been secretly writing the screenplay for Coming to America 2, a follow-up to his 1988 basic which he each starred in and acquired a narrative credit score for. The information concerning this sequel was by no means confirmed, however first surfaced after Eddie Murphy’s verified Twitter account despatched out a tweet a couple of Coming to America sequel, which result in the actor’s total account being deleted. Today we’ve affirmation that the sequel is definitely taking place, with authentic Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield writing the script.
The information first surfaced after Eddie Murphy’s Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet that solely learn, “Coming to America sequel?” together with a photograph of the Princess Imani character performed by Vanessa Bell Calloway. After the actor’s account was deleted, a report surfaced that claimed Coming to America 2 is in reality within the works, and tweet just like the one which was posted was being deliberate, however it was reportedly despatched too early by the actor’s social media crew, who tweets for him. The Tracking Board confirms immediately that Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield will write the script, whereas Kevin Misher is coming aboard to provide this comedy sequel.
No plot particulars got for Coming to America 2 but, and whereas it appears protected to imagine that Eddie Murphy shall be again as Prince Akeem of Zumunda, it stays to be seen if the remainder of the solid shall be again. The authentic film adopted Akeem, who’s about to be married to Princess Imani (Vanessa Bell Calloway) in an organized marriage. Akeem decides to go to America to secretly discover his actual queen, alongside along with his servant Semmi (Arsenio Hall), the place he finds the girl of his desires (Shari Headley). The supporting solid included James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Paul Bates, Eriq La Salle and Frankie Faison. The movie additionally featured early seems to be at a number of soon-to-be stars, similar to Samuel L. Jackson as a legal who tries to rob the McDowell quick meals restaurant, and Cuba Gooding Jr. in his function movie debut as a boy getting a haircut.
The authentic film was an enormous hit, incomes $128.1 million domestically. While that tally would not sound like a lot by immediately’s requirements, in 1988, it was the third highest film to be launched that 12 months, behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ($156.four million) and Rain Man ($172.eight million). John Landis directed the film, which additionally featured an Easter Egg from the director and Eddie Murphy’s earlier collaboration, the 1983 comedy basic Trading Places, lengthy earlier than Easter Eggs had been even a part of the cinematic panorama. During a scene the place Akeem and Lisa are taking a stroll, Akeem offers a bag to 2 homeless males, who prove to me Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer Duke (Don Ameche from Trading Places.
After writing Coming to America, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield would go on to put in writing a number of extra hit comedy movies for Eddie Murphy. The writing duo additionally wrote Boomerang, The Nutty Professor and The Nutty Professor II, together with The Honeymooners. They each additionally served as workers writers on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1983, and wrote Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment. Barry Blaustein would additionally write and direct the critically-acclaimed professional wrestling documentary Beyond the Mat. Now that Coming to America 2 is lastly official, hopefully we’ll hear extra particulars quickly.