LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2' All But Confirmed After Director And Writer Begin Work On Script
It's finally fucking happening and we're going to get a sequel to Space Jam starring none other than LeBron James.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Justin Lin, of Fast & Furious fame, is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' sequel with Andrew Dodge in line to write the script.
A 'Space Jam 2' has been in the works for a long time and apparently picked up a little bit of steam when James' SpringHill Entertainment company signed a deal with Warner Bros' in July 2015.
LeBron is fully expected to star in Space Jam 2 following his appearance in Amy Schumer's comedy Trainwreck.
But now sources claim Lin and Dodge are already working on a script, suggesting it's simply formalities that need sorting before contracts get signed.
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The first Space Jam, unforgettably starring Michael Jordan, earned $230.4 million worldwide - you can expect Space Jam 2 to smash that total out of the park.
Lin has directed four Fast & Furious films, starting with 2006's Tokyo Drift all the way through to Fast & Furious 6. He also has Star Trek Beyond coming out this year, due for release on July 22.
The Lin-Dodge duo appears to be one we're likely to see more of in future. They've already teamed up for an untitled cop comedy as well as a TV drama for HBO.
It's all but confirmed now, we just need LeBron to come out on social media and announce and we're all good to go. Don't keep us waiting...
Words by George Pavlou