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The notorious kids’ movie from 1996 that featured Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny, ‘Space Jam,’ is returning!
This time, the starring role of ‘Space Jam 2’ will be new Lakers LeBron James. Ryan Coogler, best known as the director of ‘Black Panther,’ will be a part of the upcoming film produced by LeBron’s SpringHill Entertainment.
According to ESPN, James has been attempting to produce a new Space Jam movie for years now. James reportedly recruited Coogler to collaborate on this upcoming film. Coogler will produce the new project with Terence Nance, famous for the HBO comedy series Random Acts of Flyness.
LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment, recently tweeted a photo of a locker room with the names of the crew working on the film. Back in 2015, Warner Bros. Entertainment reached a deal with SpringHill for rights to make the new film.
— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) September 19, 2018
James recently stated, “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 their dream.”
Space Jam made the highest gross earnings with $375 million. Filming reportedly begins next offseason. Maybe Michael Jordan will make an appearance.