Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Space Jam” sequel, starring LeBron James and produced by Ryan Coogler, is set to film in California.
The title is one of fifteen film projects – ten studio, five independent – that have been selected to take part in the state’s incentives program in its latest allocation round. Other projects on the list include “Palm Springs” with Andy Samberg, “The Boy Who Knew Too Much”, Amazon’s “Marlowe” and “Mouse Guard”.
“Space Jam 2” received the largest conditional allocation with a $21.8 million tax credit. The sequel is said to be on track to generate more than $100 million in qualified spending, including almost $43.2 million in below-the-line wages.
At least five of those films plan to shoot outside Los Angeles’ 30-mile zone with four to take place in the San Francisco area. California’s credit covers up to 25% of in-state production costs.
Recent recipients of the tax credit have included “Captain Marvel,” “Ford v. Ferrari,” Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and the “Timeless” telemovie finale.