Are you ready for a ‘Space Jam’ sequel starring LeBron James?
After years of rumor and speculation, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the project is moving forward AND has a director attached.
Sources say it’s early on the in the process but that Lin and Dodge are working on the script. Charles Ebersol is producing.
The first film, a live action/animation hybrid that earned $230.4 million worldwide, starred Michael Jordan and a collection of Looney Tunes cartoon characters who teamed up to play a game of ball against aliens threatening their freedom.
Lin helmed four of the Fast & Furious films, starting with 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift through 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. He directed Star Trek Beyond, which is slated to hit theaters on July 22, 2016. His other credits include 2002’s Better Luck Tomorrow and episodes of True Detective and Scorpion. He’s repped by CAA, Kinetic Management and Sloss Eckhouse.
Lin is working with Dodge on a couple of projects, so it looks like the duo wants to continue that streak with Space Jam 2.
Let’s just hope it isn’t terrible. If it were up to us, we would’ve held off a few years and made the sequel starring Steph Curry AND little Riley. Could you imagine the cuteness!?