One of our favourite childhood movies Space Jam is back for its sequel! Thanks to director Justin Lin. He has signed on to develop a sequel to cult basketball comedy "Space Jam", starring Lebron James.
The "Fast Five" filmmaker will co-write the script with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello, while Lin is also in talks to direct and produce the project via his Perfect Storm Entertainment company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The news emerges months after rumours of a "Space Jam" sequel first picked up pace, after studio bosses at Warner Bros filed new trademarks for the franchise in June, 2015. Reports of a follow-up to the 1996 film were further fuelled when Lebron and his production partners at SpringHill Entertainment inked a new business deal with executives at Warner Bros Entertainment, encompassing projects in TV and film.
The "Cleveland Cavaliers" star, who displayed his comic timing in Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" last year, is now set to show off his acting skills in "Space Jam 2", following in the footsteps of basketball legend Michael Jordan, who agreed to help beloved Looney Toons' characters win a basketball match against aliens to win their freedom in the 20-year-old original.
The live-action/animated film also featured other basketball greats, such as Larry Bird and Charles Barkley, and actors Danny DeVito and Bill Murray.