Twenty years on from the release of “Space Jam” came word that a sequel is in the works which will center around LeBron James teaming up with the Looney Tunes All-Stars.
It’s news that has been received by quite a bit of excitement from fans, but one person who isn’t keen on the idea is the first film’s director Joe Pytka. Talking with THR this week, he revealed that he thinks the film will flop at the box-office – but not from lack of public interest:
“Don’t do it. It’s doomed. Michael Jordan was the biggest star on the planet. When we did Space Jam, there was a perfect storm of players and ex-players available – Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing. They all had a persona that complemented the film. There are none around like that now.”
The original film scored a strong $230 million worldwide back in 1996 and went on to strong VHS sales. Justin Lin is directing the new film which hasn’t set a production schedule as yet.