UPDATED: Well it looks like Paramount has officially begun development of this movie according to The Tracking Board. Even better, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who penned the original, have been hired to write.
Eddie Murphy will also produce.
Although details of the story are being kept under wraps, I’m going to speculate that it involves Murphy returning to his fictional home country.
PREVIOUSLY: Two things just happened that are probably related. One, Eddie Murphy deleted his Twitter account and two, shortly before he apparently dropped a hint about a Coming to America sequel. According to HHW:
Eddie Murphy set the Internet on fire thanks to a tweet just hinting at a sequel to his classic film, Coming To America. […] “sources” close to Murphy say he is in the “early writing stages” of the project.
The 1988 original is pretty damn funny, even now. Coming from a time when Murphy could do no wrong. But all I have to say is that if they make a sequel then this guy must return, Darryl Jenks, manly man and legend;