For years, Lebron James has been saying he wants to star in a sequel to Space Jam, the basketball comedy that paired up Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan twenty years ago.
After endless rumours and lots of fire-stoking from James himself, the project is at last getting off the ground, with James attached to star.
Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) and Willie Ebersol are currently writing the script, with director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 3-6, Star Trek Beyond) in talks to helm the picture.
After James’ scene-stealing performance in last year’s Trainwreck, he signed a production deal with Warner Bros. (who own the rights to Looney Tunes and Space Jam), which fuelled suspicion a sequel might actually happening.
Space Jam 2 does not currently have a release date.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)