'Black Panther' director to produce LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2'

tuyettta |Sep 20, 2018

"Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler is set to produce "Space Jam 2" starring NBA star LeBron James, starting filming in the summer of 2019.

Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther, has gotten on board to create Space Jam 2. This film will feature LeBron James, a professional basketball athlete. The NBA star confirmed this news through a post on his Instagram.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, this film will be helmed by Terence Nance. He's the director, writer, and producer of Random Acts of Flyness (HBO). The long-anticipated production follow-up to the Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny's hit in 1996 is cautiously aimed for 2019 NBA off-season.


It'll be James' first role after the success of supporting character in Trainwreck (2015). James told THR: "The Space Jam collaboration is much more than just the Looney Tunes and me getting together and doing this movie. It's so much bigger. I'd just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel. And I also understand how empowered they can be if they don't just give up on their dreams. Moreover, I think Ryan did that for a lot of people".

Furthermore, Space Jam was a successful animated/live-actionmovie that  grossed $230 million all over the world. This film combined Looney Tunes characters with aliens and basketball stars. Also, Bugs Bunny will return for the upshot.


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