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Old 03-16-17, 06:17 PM
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Coming to America 2 (D: Craig Brewer) S: Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy 'Coming to America 2' Is Really in the Works!
If Eddie Murphy's "Coming to America 2" tweet was the smoke, then here's the fire -- there IS a plan to shoot a sequel!

Sources close to Eddie tell us he's in the early writing stages of the project. No word yet on which original cast members would return because he's still tinkering with the plot. So, it really could happen, but the mystery is how it ended up on Twitter.

The Wednesday night post simply said, "Coming to America sequel?" with a pic of Vanessa Bell Calloway in character. Eddie's camp tells us he doesn't tweet. Our sources say he has a social media team to do that stuff.
The tweet and Eddie's whole account have since been deleted. That's most likely because we're told there was a plan to post something like this, but it wasn't supposed to happen yet. As we said, Eddie's still writing.

The premature release caught fans and Princess Imani by surprise. Vanessa, who's barely aged in the nearly 30 years since the original film, told us she's ready to go.

So are fans, so someone just yell "Action!" already.

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Sounds like 100% speculation, but I'd love it if he did make a sequel. But they better hurry, John Amos and James Earl Jones aren't getting any younger. I guess the entire cast isn't at this point. But next to Trading Places, Coming to America was him at his comedic best.
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My god why????
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I enjoy the first one but why am I not excited?
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I enjoy the first one but why am I not excited?
Because the decades later comedy sequel has always worked so well in the past?
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Because the decades later comedy sequel has always worked so well in the past?
The sequel to Dumber and Dumber worked out fine.
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Coming 2 America?
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Coming to America 2: Wipers' Revenge
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Coming to America 2: Your Royal Penis is shriveled up your highness
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Will this be G rated Eddie Murphy?
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...c-reviews.html

If ever made I am sure we will see the reviews added to this thread...
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I hope they're able to get Arsenio Hall back.
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If he can get Rihanna naked in a pool telling him his royal penis is clean, I'm there.
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I enjoy the first one but why am I not excited?
Probably because the whole fish out of water premise was what helped a lot of the scenes in the original. And Eddie Murphy isn't funny anymore.
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I rewatched the original last night. Still so good. I'd forgotten how the barber is basicly the Prince's guide through all the hijinks. He's the character who directs him at every crossroad.

Wasn't there a plagariism accusation against this film? Could that prevent a sequel?
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Coming Back to America? I'm not even sure what it would be about.

BTW, I don't understand why the tweet and article focuses on that character/actress. That was the "queen" they set up for him, who he rejected. Why would she even be in the sequel?
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I think for kicks, they'd bring back just about all the cast on some level. And I guess the title of this thread is a bit I correct, as this isn't in development.
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A Coming to America sequel has been a long rumored project, but Paramount is finally taking steps towards production.

The studio has hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who penned the 1988 original, to write the potential sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The project is still early on in the development process, but Kevin Misher (Carrie, Public Enemies) is attached to produce. There is no word yet on whether Murphy will reprise his iconic role.

In the John Landis-directed original, Murphy played Prince Akeem, who traveled from his wealthy African country to Queens, New York to escape an arranged marriage find a wife who will love him in spite of his title.

Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones also starred the comedy, along with Shari Headley and John Amos.

The movie was also the subject of a major breach of contract lawsuit, "Buchwald v. Paramount," where writer Art Buchwald alleged that the studio stole his and producing partner Alain Bernheim's script treatment that eventually became Coming to America. Buchwald won the case in California Superior Court and was awarded $900,000 in damages by Paramount.
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Wasn't there a plagariism accusation against this film? Could that prevent a sequel?
That was a breach of contract suit filed by Art Buchwald, who wrote a screen treatment, with a similar theme, that he pitched to Jeffrey Katzenberg, then president of production at Paramount. It's difficult to prove plagiarism.

Buchwald won the suit and was awarded monetary damages, although he and Paramount settled out of court, for $900,000, prior to the matter going to appeal.

Paramount may have had the settlement written so they would be free to make any sequels/series/merchandising without further compensating Buchwald, who died in 2007.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchwald_v._Paramount

EDIT: Just noticed the above post. My source claims the $900,00 was an out-of-court settlement to avoid going to appeal. I'm curious what amount the court awarded to Buchwald.

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That was a breach of contract suit filed by Art Buchwald, who wrote a screen treatment, with a similar theme, that he pitched to Jeffrey Katzenberg, then president of production at Paramount. It's difficult to prove plagiarism.

Buchwald won the suit and was awarded monetary damages, although he and Paramount settled out of court, for $900,000, prior to the matter going to appeal.

Paramount may have had the settlement written so they would be free to make any sequels/series/merchandising without further compensating Buchwald, who died in 2007.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchwald_v._Paramount

EDIT: Just noticed the above post. My source claims the $900,00 was an out-of-court settlement to avoid going to appeal. I'm curious what amount the court awarded to Buchwald.
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.
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Coming to America 2: The King of Queens... starring Kevin James
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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.
Why didn't they make that movie? Of course, they still can, so then the question becomes: Why don't they make that movie?
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Why didn't they make that movie? Of course, they still can, so then the question becomes: Why don't they make that movie?
It doesn't sound as good as what we got.
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‘Coming to America’ Sequel Moving Forward With Kenya Barris, Jonathan Levine
By Dave McNary @Variety_DMcNary Dave McNary

Paramount Pictures is moving forward on a sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America” with Jonathan Levine on board to direct from a script by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris.

Levine, whose credits include “Snatched,” “The Night Before,” “50/50,” and “Warm Bodies,” will direct from a script that Barris will rewrite from a screenplay by original writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Kevin Misher is producing.

Murphy is involved with the development of the sequel, although there’s no deal in place yet for him to star. Kevin Misher is the producer.

The original movie was directed by John Landis, with Murphy playing a charming African prince who traveled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos co-starred in the “Coming to America,” which was a major hit, grossing nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office.

Humorist Art Buchwald sued the studio on grounds that the film’s idea was stolen from his 1982 script treatment and won the breach of contract part of the suit. The parties later settled the case prior to an appeal going to trial.

Barris co-wrote the comedy “Girls Trip” with Tracy Oliver and worked on New Line’s “Son of Shaft.”

Levine is repped by CAA. Barris is repped by CAA, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Morris Yorn.
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