Although the sequel to 'Coming To America' was only announced a few weeks ago, a confirmed release date has now been set for it.
The as-yet untitled sequel will arrive in cinemas on August 7th, 2020, with Craig Brewer, director of 'Black Snake Moan', 'Hustle & Flow' and several episodes of 'Empire, set to get behind the camera.
Eddie Murphy is already confirmed to return, and a statement released when the news was first announced seemed to suggest that Murphy was working on having the original characters and actors return. As well as this, 'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris is reworking a sequel script by the original's writers, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.
The original movie saw Murphy play Prince Akeem, the good-natured but pampered royal of Zamunda, who flees an arranged marriage and arrives in New York with his best friend, Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall. James Earl Jones played King Jaffe, whilst Samuel L. Jackson had a small role in a key scene in the movie.
Eddie Murphy's career has been off the boil for some time, with his last movie, 'Mr. Church', not even receiving a theatrical release here in Ireland. His next movie, 'Dolemite Is My Name', is expected to be released on Netflix later this year.
For now, let's hear the smooth sounds of Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate.