The studio Paramount Pictures has given the green light to the second part of the comedy The Prince of Zamunda (1988), for which he will once again have Eddie Murphy as the protagonist, informed the Deadline specialized blog today.
The studio has hired Craig Brewer to direct the film after the good tune maintained with the comedian in "Dolemite Is My Name", a project that just finished shooting together.
Murphy will once again put himself in the shoes of Akeem, the spoiled African prince who, bored with being looked for by potential wives who adulate him all the time, decides to travel to Queens (New York) and, from the anonymity, look for a woman from whom really fall in love
Kenya Barris is retouching the script written by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who have already signed the text of the first installment.
"The Prince of Zamunda," directed by John Landis, raised nearly $ 300 million and earned two Oscars nominations.
The sequel will see how Akeem discovers that he has a lost son and returns to the United States to meet the next heir to the throne of Zamunda.
It is expected that actors from the first part such as Arsenio Hall, Shari Hedley, John Amos or James Earl Jones will also resume their characters.
Filming is scheduled to begin this year.
"I'm excited that the movie will finally get through," Murphy said in a statement. "We have put together a great team and I am looking forward to returning these classic and beloved characters to the big screen," he added.
I'm excited that the movie finally gets through