The rumours around this project started to swirl a couple of weeks ago and, though there’s still no concrete confirmation this is moving ahead, The Playlist are reporting that longtime Eddie Murphy screenwriters Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield (Coming to America, Boomerang, The Nutty Professor, The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps) have been assigned the task of scribing the new movie.
So, there’s no word from Paramount Pictures if they are mounting the production (mind you, it’s a bit of a turbulent time for the studio after yesterday’s black outs and Ghost in the Shell’s fiscal wipeout, there’ll be some definite restructuring going on down at the lot) or if Murphy is, indeed, behind the project. Same goes for the long gestating will-it-ever-happen Beverly Hills Cop 4 that he’s been trying to get off the ground.
What do you think, Lowdowners? Will Coming to America 2 get off the ground?