Eddie Murphy's new comedy,

Coming 2 America

, premieres on Amazon streaming service.

The film will be shown from December 18, according to American media.

Studio Paramount sold the sequel to the 1988 film about an African prince who seeks love in New York for $ 125 million (about $ 106 million) to Amazon.

Paramount has decided to do this because the cinema industry worldwide is currently in very dire straits as a result of the corona crisis.

Numerous big blockbusters have been shelved and several large cinema chains have closed theaters in the United States and the United Kingdom, indefinitely or not.

The new James Bond film

No Time to Die

and the ninth part of

Fast & Furious

have since been moved several times and should now be in the cinemas in mid-2021.

Other titles, such as

Soul

from studio Pixar (

Toy Story

), will be available on a streaming service.