After 20 years, a sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes mash-up Space Jam might finally be happening. Not only do reports point to LeBron James being in talks to star in the film, but Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin also looks to be stepping on board the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lin will direct, and likely produce Space Jam 2 with his production company Perfect Strom Entertainment. The director of four of the Fast & Furious films, along with this summer’s Star Trek: Beyond, Lin also isn’t a stranger to producing or writing. He will be penning the script with two others, Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello.
Blending live-action and animation, the original Space Jam saw Michael Jordan play basketball alongside Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters. It’s likely the sequel will follow a similar format.
LeBron James took to the big screen recently, playing himself in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck. After the positive response, it’s no surprise to see him considered for another on-screen role. Rumors of a possible film have been circling ever since the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA player signed a deal with WB for film, TV, and digital products last July.
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