Chris Evans’ ‘Infinite’ Gets August 7, 2020 Date; Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America 2’ Shifts to December 18, 2020
Paramount’s potential franchise starter ‘Infinite’ will now release August 7, 2020. The film is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s novel ‘The Reincarnationist Papers.’ Chris Evans (‘Avengers: Endgame’) will star in the film.
The premise of ‘Infinite’ is below:
“A group of near-immortal men and women who are reincarnated over the centuries and known as “the Infinite.” To defeat an evil mastermind who wants to destroy the planet, the group must rely on a man who suffers from schizophrenia and will have to learn that all his vivid dreams are actually memories from past lives, in order to defeat the villain.”
Moreover, Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day,’ both ‘The Equalizer’ films) is directing. The screenplay is from Ian Shorr (‘Trenches,’ CBS’ ‘Training Day’), with revisions from John Lee Hancock (‘The Blind Side,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’).
The movie is eyeing to film this August and wrap sometime in either November or December. It will possibly shoot in the United Kingdom, while other potential locations could be Los Angeles and Rome, as those are cities in the book.
‘Infinite’ will go up against an untitled Warner Bros. Event film, which I am guessing to be Simon McQuoid’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ reboot.
Meanwhile, the August 7th date was previously inhabited by the long-gestating ‘Coming to America 2,’ which will now release December 18, 2020. The film is a sequel to the 1988 comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, and both Murphy and Hall will be reprising their roles.
Craig Brewer (‘Hustle & Flow’) is directing the film. Brewer and Murphy recently collaborated on Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name,’ releasing this year. Kenya Barris (‘Black-ish’) is rewriting a script by original ‘Coming to America’ writers Barry Blaustein & David Sheffield.
As of now, there is no official title, but it was once ‘Coming 2 America.’
The premise of ‘Coming to America 2’ is below:
“Akeem (Murphy) learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.”
Moreover, the goal is to reassemble the original cast, which includes Shari Headley, John Amos, and James Earl Jones. Additionally, costume designer Ruth E. Carter (‘Selma,’ ‘Black Panther’) is onboard.
Further, filming is aiming to begin on August 8th and wrap in late October.
‘Coming to America 2’ will now be competing with Disney/Fox’s ‘West Side Story’ reboot from Steven Spielberg. James Cameron’s ‘Avatar 2’ recently vacated this date.