The Cleveland Cavaliers’ power forward LeBron James, will take over the sequel of Michael Jordan’s animated sports comedy film – “Space Jam.” “Space Jam 2” said to be helmed by the Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond director, Justin Lin.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Lin is co-writing Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam 2” with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello. Director Lin will also produce the motion picture through his Perfect Storm Entertainment and take the necessary part of the creative development of the film.
The reports of a “Space Jam” sequel ignited after the four time NBA Most Valuable Player and his SpringHill Entertainment company signed a deal with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Because James has been compared to the NBA’s living legend (Jordan) ever since he entered the professional basketball league in 2003, it sure makes sense for James to follow Jordan’s footsteps on the big screen.
However, as stated by Yahoo, there’s no doubt that Lebron James can pull this job off, as the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2004 received strong reviews, especially for his comedic timing, during his acting debut in the romantic comedy film, “Trainwreck.”
Sports Illustrated have also speculated who might be the NBA players that might join LeBron James in “Space Jam 2.” Jordan was joined in the original “Space Jam” movie by fellow NBA players Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Larry Johnson, Shawn Bradley and the shortest player ever to play in the NBA – Muggsy Bogues.
On top of the list produced by the publication site to collaborate with Lebron in “Space Jam 2” are Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder), Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves), also, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers.