Quick News: Coming, False, Faun, Last, Anthem

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Coming To America 2
Paramount has set an August 7th 2020 release date for the as-yet-untitled “Coming to America” sequel. Craig Brewer is set to helm the follow-up to the 1988 blockbuster Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall comedy.

In the sequel, Murphy’s Akeem learns about a long-lost son and must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. Kenya Barris is rewriting a script by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. [Source Deadline]

False Alarm
Producer Dylan Clark, filmmaker Paul Feig and “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail are teaming for the ensemble comedy “False Alarm” at Universal Pictures. Rob Turbovsky and Matteo Borghese (“Black Monday,” “Silicon Valley”) will write the script but plot details are under wraps. [Source: THR]

Netflix has won a three-studio bidding battle to acquire screen rights to Joe Hill’s short story “Faun”. Jeremy Slater will write the script and Michael Sugar will produce the film about a recreational hunter who takes up a colleague’s offer to take their blood sport hobby to the ultimate private game reserve – a magical Narnia-style land he has the only access to via a house in rural Maine. [Source: Deadline]

The Last Human
Sony Pictures/TriStar Pictures have won a bidding war for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s live-action sci-fi film “The Last Human,” beating out the likes of Netflix, Warners and Universal for the property.

Lord and Miller will direct, based on the forthcoming novel of the same name by Lee Bacon which is set in an artificial intelligence society where three robots discover a human child. Henry Gayden (“Shazam”) will adapt the script. [Source: The Wrap]

“District 9” and “Elysium” helmer Neill Blomkamp has released a glimpse at “Conviction,” an original live-action short film he’s created set in the same universe as BioWare’s upcoming blockbuster video game “Anthem”. The tease comes ahead of the short’s full release on Thursday.