A sequel to the 1988 comedy Coming to America has been announced more than thirty years after the release of the original.
reports that Eddie Murphy, in a statement, said the movie is “officially moving forward.”
After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward. We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite [Is My Name], and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.
The script is apparently being rewritten by “Black-ish
” creator Kenya Barris
, after it was created by the original movie’s writers Barry Blaustein
and David Sheffield
The movie will follow Murphy’s character, the “African prince” Akeem
, who will return to America in search of his long-lost son, the heir to the Zamudan throne.