After years of speculation and rumors, it seems that the discussion is finally coming to a halt: LeBron James is set to star in the Space Jam sequel.
Justin Lin, who has directed Star Trek Beyond and four films in the Fast and Furious series, has agreed to direct the film, according to Rebecca Ford of the Hollywood Reporter.
However, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that a deal still is not in place, and that one may come soon, but hasn’t happened as of yet.
The original Space Jam was released in 1996 and starred Michael Jordan. The film was released by Warner Bros., with whom James signed a contract last August.
In March, James’ business partner Maverick Carter that Space Jam 2 had not been discussed in detail, and said that if it were to be released, it wouldn’t be filmed this summer because of James’ hectic schedule, which involves preparation for Team USA Olympic Basketball, which he will almost certainly be a part of.
Although it wasn’t critically acclaimed, Space Jam was a box office hit, friendly enough for the whole family. Over the last 20 years, it has been a staple for kids all around the world, with Jordan, regarded as arguably the best basketball player of all time, assuming the role of himself, but trying his hardest to retain his basketball powers from the Monstars, enemies of the Looney Tunes Jordan teamed with.
It seems as if James is getting closer and closer to making this a possibility, and it should only be a matter of time to officially hear when the movie will release.
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