LeBron got the kids in Charlotte excited about Space Jam 2, which starts filming this summer pic.twitter.com/qqJwCNy1b8— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) February 16, 2019
During an interview at All Star Weekend, LeBron James revealed that production on the sequel to Michael Jordan’s 1996 ‘Space Jam’ film will start this summer.
In addition to playing the leading role, James will executive produce as well.
The original film featured Jordan as he teamed up with the Looney Tunes to take on the wicked Monstars in a game of basketball. Although the film wasn’t cited as an acclaimed cinema release, its notoriety has been immortalized thanks to Jordan’s infamy and the endless entertainment that the Warner Bros. characters bring to the big screen.
Ryan Coogler will produce this sequel and Terence Nance is expected to direct. It looks like it’ll be Nance’s second feature film. His last feature, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty was a pretty unique film that scored well with the critics. The semi-animated comedy/drama won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You”
Safe to say he won’t be winning the same award for Space Jam 2, as it is expected to hit theaters nationwide July 16, 2021.