Space Jam 2 Starring LeBron James Is Officially In The Works

OMG September 20, 2018 By Hugo

If the world needs something right now, it's love. And that's all we're going to say on that matter before we go all political on y'all, so prepare to feel love, laughter and utter excitement as we bring you the news that Space Jam 2 is officially in the works.

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Yep, Space Jam - the 1996 live action sports comedy starring the one and only Michael Jordan and the incredible Looney Toons crew has been greenlit for a remake starring the best baller to have played the sport since Jordan- the legendary LeBron James.

As the Hollywood Reporter reports, Ryan Coogler, the producer who oversaw the production of the surprise hit of 2018, Black Panther, will produce, while Terence Nance, who directed the innovative film The Oversimplification of Her Beauty will take the director's chair.

Speaking about his involvement in the movie and the team behind him, James said, "I loved his vision (for Black Panther), so for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's amazing."

James added, "The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie.

"It's so much bigger. I'd just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don't just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people."

The news comes more than 20 years after the unexpected success of the first film, which has seen fans plead for a sequel ever since.

Space Jam will be the first leading role for James, who has also starred in films such as Amy Schumer's Trainwreck and an episode of the much-loved HBO series, Entourage

Space Jam 2 looks set to begin production in 2019, during the NBA off-season, likely leaving us with at least two years before we get to see it in cinemas.

 


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