Coming to America sequel in the works with original writers

The sequel to Eddie Murphy's classic Coming To America which will turn 30 next year, is gathering speed.

Well, if you desperately want to catch up with Prince Akeem and his best friend Semmi, Paramount Pictures have some very good news for you because they've just hired the screenwriters of the original 1988 comedy, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, to pen a potential sequel.

Murphy played Prince Akeem Joffer, who travels from the fictional African nation of Zamunda to the United States in the hopes of finding a wife.

Maybe Murphy wanted to detract attention from his involvement with the project, or maybe he really wants nothing to do with it. Kevin Misher (Public Enemies) is apparently attached to produce. Of course, the creative team behind the movie could always take the (failed) Beverly Hills Cop route and have the continuation of the franchise revolve around the son of Murphy's character. He deleted his Twitter account shortly thereafter.

Murphy has kept a low profile over the last five years, only starring in one film, the dramatic 2016 Mr.

Coming to America 2 could finally be coming to theaters. While the actor certainly isn't the box office powerhouse he used to be, he can still bring in an audience.

Murphy had spoken a while back with his Coming to America co-star Arsenio Hall about why a sequel had never been made, citing lawsuits surrounding the film.

  • Salvatore Jensen