Paramount has officially begun development of a sequel to Eddie Murphy’s classic 1988 comedy “Coming to America” according to The Tracking Board.
Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who penned the original, have been hired to pen this follow-up Murphy vehicle with Kevin Misher slated to produce. Plot details of the sequel are being kept under wraps.
John Landis directed the original in which Murphy plays Prince Akeem Joffer, who travels from the fictional African nation of Zamunda to the United States in the hopes of finding a wife. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos co-starred. It went on to gross an astounding $288 million worldwide.
Murphy recently teased a sequel on his Twitter feed before claiming it had been hacked and deleting his entire account.