According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, a 'Space Jam's sequel starring LeBron James has found its director.
Justin Lin, who is best known for directing 'Fast and Furious 6' and the upcoming 'Star Trek Beyond', has been tapped to helm the film. Lin will also write the film along with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello. Lin will also produce the movie.
The original 'Space Jam' debuted in 1996 and starred Michael Jordan as himself and featured NBA players Muggsy Bogues, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley and Larry Johnson. Bill Murray and Wayne Knight also starred with Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck and others making the film a live action/animation hybrid. The original grossed over $230 million at the box office.
A sequel has been long rumored and rumors intensified when James' SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal with Warner Bros., who produced the original. No release date or casting details are currently available at this time, but it appears that 'Space Jam 2' with LeBron James is actually going to happen.
From Complex, here's LeBron photoshopped into the original poster:
'Space Jam 2' has been confirmed: https://t.co/Z3UY693O8f pic.twitter.com/W2gVQXoYqz— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) May 2, 2016