UPDATED: Coming To America Enters Development – ManlyMovie

UPDATED: Coming To America Enters Development

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;


  • I’d definitely watch it. Been waiting for the comeback of Eddie Murphy for a long, long time.

    • booger

      Keep waiting til you die.

  • jim

    Barrel scraping…is anyone out there really waiting for this? …I think this might be a desperate attempt to drum up finance for a Murphy pic…ANY Murphy pic..

  • Mucho Macho

    I hope to God they don’t make a sequel and ruin it. I fucking love this movie I have seen it a billion times and it never ceases to make me laugh.

    Sometimes it’s better to leave well enough alone and I hope that this is the case with that. “Coming to America” is a fucking classic.

  • Mucho Macho

    Darryl Jenks is greatness personified.

    ” Wearing clothes must be a new experience for you”

    “So what kind of games you all play in Africa… Chase the monkey?”

    Darryl Jenks is in the Hall of Fame.

    • LOL, I agree for sure! For me, Biff Tannen is first ballot hall of fame! One of the greatest movie characters ever! All of his lines are gold! “Jesus McFly, I have your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is light beer?”

      • Mucho Macho

        Biff Tannen is for sure Hall of Fame. What Thomas Wilson did with the character & his different versions was fantastic.
        One of my favorite movies ever the Back to the Future movies.

        We also need to add William Zabka to the HoF.
        Johnny was a genius😂

        • I’ll agree with that on Johnny!

          • Mucho Macho

            Cobra Kai never dies

    • AlTeo

      When I saw him in Logan all that kept popping up in my mind was the Soul Glow jingle, for some strange reason….

  • Smells like desperation. Actors usually will go back to the well when they haven’t had success in many years and will risk tarnishing the movie that made them

  • Der

    Rocky Marciano ,rocky marciano white people always mention rocky marciano

    • Barney Ross

      RETARD gtfo of here girly man

    • booger


  • Just Some Polack

    At least 20 years too late.

  • Mucho Macho