After years of speculations and rumors, Space Jam is finally getting a sequel after 20 years and will have Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James as the main star. Reports said that Justin Lin is already in advanced talks to direct the Space Jam 2, with LeBron James as main star, for Warner Brothers.
The original Space Jam featured Michael Jordan, who teamed up with the Looney Tunes cast to battle and stop a group of intergalactic aliens in an epic basketball game, was a huge hit back in the 90’s.
Reports said that James will be the top choice in the upcoming sports comedy remake, Space Jam 2. James is a good fit for the new film, considering his impressive performances in the NBA. James has always been compared to Space Jam’s original star Michael Jordan since 2003, where he started his NBA career after graduating from high school.
Rumors of a follow-up to the Jordan’s sports comedy animated hit have been brewing for years, and has sparked again this summer after James and his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, signed a deal with Warner Brothers on July. At the time James said that the Warner Bros. partnership “will allow him to do some things he’s always dreamed of.”
According to Morning USA, SpringHill Entertainment was founded by James and his business partner Maverick Carter who is also the company’s chief executive officer or CEO. The production firm had reportedly done some works on digital, documentary and feature films, as well as some scripted and unscripted TV shows.
Reports said that the works is already in the process and that Andrew Dodge and Justin Lin are now working on the script.
James made his acting debut in Trainwreck, where he appeared alongside comedy veterans Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, last summer. James received good reviews for his great performance in this movie.
Space Jam 2 is being written by Andrew Dodge and Justin Lin, who will likely direct the movie as well, while Charles Ebersol will produced the movie.
Lin has been credited with reviving the Fast and Furious franchise and the Star Trek Beyond, which is scheduled for release this summer.
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No words yet about its cast, but rumors are already circling around the web that LA Clipper’s Blake Griffin, Cavs center Tristan Thompson and Carmel Anthony are joining LeBron James in Space Jam 2.
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