Eddie Murphy's long-awaited Coming to America sequel looks to be coming to a streaming service very soon.
Variety reports that Coming 2 America is in the process of being sold by distributor Paramount Pictures to Amazon Studios, in what is said to be a deal worth around $125 million.
Marketing tie-ins with McDonald's and whiskey brand Crown Royal are expected to be included in the deal. The film is estimated to premiere on the streaming service on December 18.
The first Coming to America film was directed by John Landis and released in 1988.
It starred Murphy as African prince Akeem, who travelled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage.
In the sequel, Prince Akeem, who is set to become king of Zamunda, discovers he has a son he never knew about in America named Lavelle.
Akeem decides to travel to America alongside his friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) to find his son and honour his father's dying wish to groom his grandson as the crown prince.
Jermaine Fowler stars as Lavelle alongside James Earl Jones, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones and Wesley Snipes.
"We're still involved in that project, and there's a screenwriter now on it that's going to try to write a first draft, or a first treatment at least with the story," El Arbi said.
"So we're going to see what the first version will be, but we're very excited and hope that we can work with another icon like Eddie Murphy. That'd be great."
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