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– Eddie Murphy coming back to America
– Final Destination not so final
– One last trailer for Captain Marvel
Read on to find out more!
Prince Akeem returns
Eddie Murphy has been rumoured to be joining a lot of new projects in recent years. From a new stand-up special to a sequel to Twins (titled Triplets), Murphy continues to be hugely popular despite his elusive nature.
Now, however, someone may have finally got him locked down. Having just recently finished filming the Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Name, the biopic about Rudy Ray Moore, it appears Murphy has decided to continue collaborating with Dolemite director Craig Brewer.
Together, the pair will craft a sequel to Murphy’s ever-popular Coming to America. According to Deadline…
‘In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. The intention is to bring back the original cast which includes Arsenio Hall, who played the prince’s aide Semmi; Shari Headley, who was courted by the prince when he went undercover as a fast food worker; John Amos, who played her father; and James Earl Jones, who played the king.’
The film’s script will be a rewrite by Kenya Barris (creator of the supremely excellent Black-Ish) of a script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. There’s no release date as of yet, but the film will hopefully go into production later this year.
The original Coming to America is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download now.
Not so Final Destination
The Final Destination franchise has become beloved by horror fans for the ways it amps up the creativity of its kills. Each film sees a group of people escape an event that should have killed them, and then, as the film’s runtime progresses, each dies in increasingly brutal ways as they learn that you can’t escape death.
The franchise finally seemed to end with Final Destination 5, which really, as the final film, should have been the one titled The Final Destination, as opposed to the fourth outing – but as they say, hindsight is 20/20.
That no longer matters though, as New Line is planning on rebooting (or rather ‘re-imagining’) the franchise.
The studio has hired writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton; the scribes behind Saw IV – VI. As masters of elaborate death sequences and writers knowledgable on how to keep a horror franchise chugging on, fans of over-the-top death sequences should look out for what the pair have in store.
Final Destination 1 – 5 are available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download.
Captain Marvel flies high in final trailer
With less than two months to go until the release of Captain Marvel and the start of Marvel’s potential five or six-month long domination of the box office (Captain Marvel, Engame and Spider-Man: Far From Home are all released between March and July), it’s understandable that people are now truly getting hyped up. To help with the hype, Marvel has released a final trailer for their female-led film; one that is shorter than it’s predecessors, but focuses more on the banter and action that Marvel movies are known for.
Check it out: