The long-rumored Space Jam 2 sequel starring the woke goat, LeBron James is still coming. According to a recent report the movie may have finally found its director to help finally bring the film to the big screen.
The Wrap reports that Terence Nance who works on HBO’s newest original series Random Acts of Flyness is being highly considered to sit in the director chair for the sequel. Nance who is also an artist and musician received is also known for his film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which premiered at Sundance back in 2012 as part of the New Frontier section.
Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was initially on board to direct the film but pulled out when progress slowed down to get the movie off the ground. Space Jam 2‘s screenplay has been penned by Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) in conjunction with an earlier version by Charlie Ebersol according to The Wrap.
The film was rumored to be teased alongside the announcement of LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers but the move was reportedly scrapped when information about it leaked out. In the original Space Jam film, Michael Jordan teams up with Looney Toons characters to take on a bunch of cartoon space aliens who steal the abilities of NBA players in a high-stakes basketball game. The movie, which also starred Bill Murray, wasn’t initially well-received critically but achieved cult-classic status did manage to still pull in $230 million globally at the box office.
The LeBron James version of the film will reportedly follow the same model and will feature NBA stars once again, but there is no word if either Jordan or Murray will reprise their roles or make cameos. Hollywood Bron has signed a production deal with Warner Brothers and is currently waiting for the studio to approve a script before he officially signs on. There are no official release or production dates yet, but rumor has it LeBron’s move to La La land will play a significant role in getting this movie off the ground.