NBA star LeBron James has teamed up with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler for a Space Jam sequel.
The 1996 basketball classic staring NBA legend Michael Jordan and the Looney Toons is having another run, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This time it will star current NBA sensation LeBron James.
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The original movie, which included cameos from several NBA stars, became the highest-grossing basketball movie of all times.
Scheduled to go into production in 2019, the sequel will be produced by Ryan Coogler and directed by Random Acts of Flyness creator Terence Nance.
Coogler’s Black Panther (2018) was not only one of the most popular movie of the year and broke several box office records, but also became the highest grossing film by a black director.
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“I loved his vision,” LeBron James told THR, “so for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing… The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie… I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”
Fans all over the world have wished for a Space Jam sequel ever since it first premiered in the 90s. We hope that more details about the project will be revealed soon, such as a title and release date.