“Warm Bodies” director Jonathan Levine and “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris are teaming on a sequel to Eddie Murphy’s iconic 1988 comedy “Coming to America”.
Levine has been tapped to direct while Barris is writing the new draft of the screenplay, taking over from the original film’s writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield who penned a draft earlier this year.
The sequel has long percolated at Paramount, but it was only this spring that the studio made it official, with Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who penned the 1988 original, hired to write the follow-up.
No deal is in place as yet, but Murphy is said to be involved with the development of the sequel and is expected to star. Kevin Misher will produce.