Original COMING TO AMERICA Writers To Write Sequel

And yes, it appears to still be happening.

I’m leery of stories about big Eddie Murphy sequel projects, given all the talk there’s been about Beverly Hills Cop TV shows, not to mention the always barely alive idea that he might join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito for a third Twins movie.

Another project that keeps coming up is a sequel to Murphy’s amazing Coming to America, a prospect I have a hard time imagining will recapture the tone of what made the first so special. But, in a move that seems specifically designed to quell some of those fears, it looks like the writers of the original are coming back for the sequel.

That’s according to The Tracking Board, which claims Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield have been hired by Paramount to work on the project, which is apparently very much alive. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up to you. I, for one, am still feeling uncertain this is a movie we’ll ever see. But hey, this is a movie people adore. If the sequel ends up happening and being good, that's absolutely going to blow people away, and I'm all for that.