“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler is jumping onboard the LeBron James-led “Space Jam” sequel at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Coogler will produce the film with production expected to start during NBA offseason in 2019. Terence Nance (“Random Acts of Flyness”) helms the project, replacing Justin Lin who was originally attached. The project marks James’ first appearance on the big screen since 2015’s “Trainwreck”.
No storyline details or further casting has yet been revealed. Released in 1996, the original “Space Jam “starred Michael Jordan and saw him teaming up with the Looney Tunes as they played a game of basketball in an intergalactic arena. The film made $230 million worldwide and remains the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time.
Source: Heat Vision