Following years of rumors, it looks nearly official: LeBron James will star in a Space Jam sequel.
The latest news comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter, which has Justin Lin, who helmed four Fast & Furious movies and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, directing the second Looney Tunes-meet-NBA stars film. Lin, Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello will write the script.
The first Space Jam was a massive success for Warner Bros., earning $230.4 million at the worldwide box office in 1996. The movie featured a live action Michael Jordan teaming up with Bugs Bunny and other animated Looney Tunes to play a basketball game against an alien race, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
Details for the Space Jam sequel haven’t yet been revealed, but James, who, along with his SpringHill Entertainment company, recently signed a production deal with Warner Bros., will be on board, perhaps bringing some of his NBA pals along for the ride just as Jordan did twenty years ago. (Dwyane Wade? Chris Paul? Carmelo Anthony?) Stay tuned to Nikeblog for updates as they develop.