Even with Hollywood going wild for sequels and reboots, we didn’t see a follow-up to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America, erm, coming.
But, some 30-plus years later, that’s what’s on the cards.
According to Deadline, the tale of an African prince named Akeem, who travelled to New York to find a mate who loved him for him, not his position, will be revisited.
Murphy is set to return to the role, while director Craig Brewer – who recently made pimp biopic Dolemite Is My Name with Murphy – is set to oversee the whole shebang.
A script for the sequel has been penned by the writing duo who concocted the original, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, and Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, TV’s Black-ish) is apparently now polishing it.
The story will see Akeem learning of a long lost son back in America, so he returns to meet the heir to his throne of his country, Zamunda.
In case you hadn’t already guessed, it will be called Coming 2 America.
Here’s a reminder of the original: