Star Trek: Beyond’s Justin Lin, Andrew Dodge and Basketball legend LeBron James set to team for sequel to Cult hit Space Jam
It looks as though the long rumoured sequel to the cult hit 1997 basketball comedy Space Jam that blended live-action with animation that starred Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny is finally going into development with LeBron James.
Back in 2014, James was rumoured to be linked to Space Jam 2, that he immediately denied, only for the rumours to circulate a year later after Warner Bros. renewed its trademarks for Space Jam, at the same time, James entered into an "unprecedented" creative partnership with the studio for projects in television, film and original digital content.
The Hollywood Reporter report that James, who received acclaim for his turn in Amy Schumer's comedy Trainwreck last year will star in the sequel penned by Fast & Furious and Star Trek: Beyond’s Justin Lin and Bad Words scribe Andrew Dodge, with Lin also stepping behind the camera to Direct.
The pair are also working on a cop comedy and a TV drama for HBO.
The 1997 hit saw The Looney Tunes band together with Basketball legend Jordan to face off against the Monstars in a game of Basketball to decide the fate of the Toons and Jordan, and grossed $230.4 million worldwide.