There was a moment in 2019 where Paramount Pictures officially announced that the sequel to A Prince in New York (Coming 2 America) would premiere on August 7, 2020. Obviously, that commitment was not fulfilled and now new information from the Variety portal confirms that the film will premiere in 2021, but via streaming: Amazon, specifically.
To contextualize a bit, in October 2020, Variety had already reported that Amazon Studios bought the film A Prince in New York 2 from Paramount Pictures for a figure of around $ 125 million. After this agreement it is also confirmed that the sequel to A prince in new york (1988) will hit the screens of Amazon Prime Video next March 5, 2021.
What could be better than to return to Zamunda? We are very excited that Amazon Studios is bringing Eddie Murphy and A Prince in New York 2 to a worldwide audience where they can laugh again with the characters they have loved for 30 years and meet other new characters]that they will love for years to come. “, said. producer Kevin Misher (via Variety).
The sequel to A Prince in New York will no longer be directed by John Landis, but now by Craig brewer (My name is Dolemite, 2019). The script is written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, based on the characters that Eddie Murphy created. This time the plot will bring back King Akeem (Murphy) and Semmi (Arsenio Hall), who embark on a new adventure that takes them across the world from Zamunda, back to Queens, New York.
An official synopsis from IMDb reads as follows:
“Akeem learns that he has a long-lost son and must return to the United States to meet the unlikely heir to the Zamunda throne. A sequel to the 1988 comedy Coming to America ‘.
The original cast will be back with Eddie murphy, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson. Also, there will be new faces on screen such as Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.
The first film directed by John Landis was a great success by gathering little more than $ 288 million globally.
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