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After years of rumors, it looks like we’re one step closer to having a sequel to the Michael Jordan-starring 1996 live-action/animated movie “Space Jam.”
This time LeBron James will be the lead and “Fast and Furious 6” director Justin Lin will be directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sources say the project is in the early stages with Lin and screenwriter Andrew Dodge working on a script.
Chatter about the sequel became a hot topic again when James, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and is arguably the best basketball player on the planet, signed a partnership with Warner Bros. to create TV, film, and digital content.
The idea of James taking on the film then became even more realistic after the universally positive reaction he got playing a version of himself in the comedy “Trainwreck.”
The original film, in which Jordan plays basketball with many memorable Looney Tunes characters, was a breakthrough in melding live action and animation, and it earned over $230 million at the box office.