UPDATED! What's Up, Doc? SPACE JAM 2 Starring LeBron James Being Developed
Deadline is reporting that a sequel to Space Jam is in the works and it will feature NBA superstar, LeBron James. The original 1996 film featured Michael Jordan in the lead.
In August of 2012, LeBron James was asked what he thought of Space Jam, and he tweeted, "I love that movie. Wish I could do Space Jam 2!." Guess what LeBron, it looks like you got your wish. According to Deadline, Dick Ebersol‘s sons are working on a sequel to Space Jam that will be a starring vehicle for the Miami Heat star. James, has been awarded the Most Valuable Player three times during his lustrous career and is the NBA's all-time leading flopper.
Space Jam 2 script is being written by Willie Ebersol, and Charlie Ebersol will produce. Charlies has previous experience blending entertainment and sports with his NFL Characters Unite series that was broadcast on the USA Network cable channel.
1996's Space Jam featured Michael Jordan and fellow NBA stars: Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson and Shawn Bradley. The movie combined live-action actors with animated Looney Tunes stars, like Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig and newcomer Lola Bunny. The plot involved WB's iconic cartoon characters enlisting Michael Jordan to help them defeat an alien race, the Monstars, in a basketball game.
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