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Amazon Prime just knocked the socks off of Paramount as the digital platform is now set to release Eddie Murphy‘s ‘Coming 2 America‘ in a reported $125 million deal!
Murphy’s sequel to his 1988 cult-classic is now in the process of being sold by Paramount to Amazon Studios in a deal worth roughly $125 million. Additionally, the streaming premiere is due on December 18.
While final details are still being ironed out, insiders tell Variety that there may be potential tie-ins with McDonald’s and Crown Royal.
Additionally, the move comes during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has placed a huge hurting on the entertainment industry.
It appears, so to avoid a failed theatrical success, Paramount is forking over the cult-classic sequel to a streaming giant.