We’re Headed Back To Outer Space: Space Jam 2 With Lebron James Confirmed

May 2, 2016 0

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It’s official. Space Jam 2 is on the way. According to Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has confirmed the film is in the works with director Justin Lin and writer Andrew Dodge and it will star Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James

via Hollywood Reporter:

Justin Lin and Andrew Dodge are ready to shoot some intergalactic hoops with LeBron James.

The Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond helmer is in talks to direct Warner Bros.’ sequel Space Jam 2 while Dodge will write.

Rumors of a follow-up to the live action/animated 1996 hit have been brewing for years, and picked up again when James and his company SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal with Warner Bros. in July. The Cleveland Cavaliers NBA player, who recently appeared in Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck, will star in Space Jam 2. He’s repped by WME.

Lin is working with Dodge on a couple of projects, so it looks like the duo wants to continue that streak with Space Jam 2. They’ve teamed up on an untitled cop comedy, which Lin will produce through Perfect Storm Entertainment and Dodge will write. Dodge also is writing a TV drama for HBO that Lin and Jeremy Renner are producing. He previously wrote 2013’s Bad Words, which was directed by Jason Bateman, and penned the script for Paramount’s O’ Lucky Day, which Adam Shankman will direct. He’s also adapting webseries Action Movie Kid for Fox 2000 and Temple Hill, and is repped by UTA and Grandview Management.

If this is made right, this could be a really good movie. I wonder what other athletes and stars will join Lebron. I could see Kevin Hart, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant as easy locks to make the cut! Stay tuned for much more movie news.

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