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Old 09-28-17, 02:20 PM
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According to the court documents, the synopsis for "King for a Day" was:
“ A rich, educated, arrogant, extravagant, despotic African potentate comes to America for a state visit. After being taken on a grand tour of the United States, the potentate arrives at the White House. A gaffe in remarks made by the President infuriates the African leader. His sexual desires are rebuffed by a black woman State Department officer assigned to him. She is requested by the President to continue to serve as the potentate's United States escort. While in the United States, the potentate is deposed, deserted by his entourage and left destitute. He ends up in the Washington ghetto, is stripped of his clothes, and befriended by a black lady. The potentate experiences a number of incidents in the ghetto, and obtains employment as a waiter. In order to avoid extradition, he marries the black lady who befriended him, becomes the emperor of the ghetto and lives happily ever after.[2]

How on earth did Buchold win this? That movie sounds nothing like Coming to America.
It actually sounds a lot closer to Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator.


Speaking of plagarism, the Hong Kong movie The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon starring Chow Yun Fat is basically a remake of Coming to America, but I don't think it properly licensed or credited the original film:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fu...%26_the_Tycoon
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Old 01-11-19, 03:42 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is setting Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America 2, finally bringing to the starting gate the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy. Eddie Murphy is poised to reprise his role as Akeem, the pampered African prince who became bored of potential marriage partners in the kingdom too in awe of him, and who traveled to Queens to go undercover and find a woman with a strong will that he could respect. Brewer just directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, and the star was eager to work with him again. The female empowerment theme of the original seems timely in today’s climate.

Kenya Barris is rewriting a script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher and Barris is exec producer.

In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. The intention is to bring back the original cast which includes Arsenio Hall, who played the prince’s aide Semmi, Shari Headley, who was courted by the prince when he went undercover as a fast food worker, John Amos, who played her father, and James Earl Jones, who played the king.

There is no start date, but the hope is that production begins in 2019.

“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement. “We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”

Said Kenya Barris: “Craig’s ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not only impressive, but also what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life. From Hustle and Flow to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away. He is a true auteur and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.”

My Name Is Dolemite is wrapped, with script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, and Murphy playing the self-made blaxploitation film star alongside Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson and T.I. The picture will be released by Netflix.

Brewer is repped by WME and attorney Carlos Goodman, and Murphy is WME, ML Management and Ziffren Brittenham’s Matt Johnson and Skip Brittenham; Barris is CAA, Artists First and attorney Gregg Gellman.
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Long lost son? Maybe they'll bring back Garcelle Beauvais?
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Old 01-11-19, 08:00 PM
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Re: Coming to America 2 (D: Craig Brewer) S: Eddie Murphy

Prediction:

IF this actually gets made, it will bomb hard.

Its been too long. Nobody cares. Hollywood doesn’t make many comedies anymore. Eddie Murphy shows no sign of comedic spark.
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Re: Coming to America 2 (D: Craig Brewer) S: Eddie Murphy

i didn't even know John Amos was still alive...
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zero interest in any movie with Eddie Murphy's name attached to it. Get back to me when he's making that promised stand up return thats never going to happen.
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Re: 'Coming to America 2' in Development

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According to the court documents, the synopsis for "King for a Day" was:
“ A rich, educated, arrogant, extravagant, despotic African potentate comes to America for a state visit. After being taken on a grand tour of the United States, the potentate arrives at the White House. A gaffe in remarks made by the President infuriates the African leader. His sexual desires are rebuffed by a black woman State Department officer assigned to him. She is requested by the President to continue to serve as the potentate's United States escort. While in the United States, the potentate is deposed, deserted by his entourage and left destitute. He ends up in the Washington ghetto, is stripped of his clothes, and befriended by a black lady. The potentate experiences a number of incidents in the ghetto, and obtains employment as a waiter. In order to avoid extradition, he marries the black lady who befriended him, becomes the emperor of the ghetto and lives happily ever after.[2]

How on earth did Buchold win this? That movie sounds nothing like Coming to America.
All this time I had no idea that was Buchwald's plot. Yes, how indeed.

I'm adding this to my list of unfair 80s Hollywood lawsuits along with Huey Lewis' "I Want a New Drug" sounds nothing like Ray Parker Jr's "Ghostbusters."
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Re: Coming to America 2 (D: Craig Brewer) S: Eddie Murphy

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i didn't even know John Amos was still alive...
He's alive but his Good Times character was killed off when he was fired.
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Old 01-12-19, 01:28 PM
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Re: Coming to America 2 (D: Craig Brewer) S: Eddie Murphy

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Prediction:

IF this actually gets made, it will bomb hard.

Its been too long. Nobody cares. Hollywood doesn’t make many comedies anymore. Eddie Murphy shows no sign of comedic spark.
Agree 1000%. A sequel that absolutely no one wants. Murphy is just not funny anymore. Remember the build up for his appearance on that "SNL" milestone prime time anniversary show? Ever since he stormed out of the Oscars for not winning for "Dreamgirls", I've been done with him. He's just a pompous ass.

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Re: Coming to America 2 (D: Craig Brewer) S: Eddie Murphy

I love the first one but I have no interest in watching this sequel after so many years. I don’t think anybody asked for it.
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It'll probably go straight to streaming
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Old 01-13-19, 08:12 PM
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Ok so this ruins the whole thing of the first one if he has a long lost son, the only way this works is if he doesn’t meet the mother, that way she can pull the same joke as in the first one and point to Eddie and go, he’s the servant, that’s the prince, pointing to Arsenio.
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Old 01-13-19, 08:34 PM
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Re: Coming to America 2 (D: Craig Brewer) S: Eddie Murphy

I never saw the first one. Was it any good? Would it still hold up today?
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Murphy at the height of his comedic career, great supporting cast, and John Landis’ last good movie he directed. So yes, still holds up great today.
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