Good news for basketball fans and the animation world came from Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter reports that studio executives at Warner Bros. and SpringHill Entertainment have finally given the green light to the sequel to the acclaimed Space Jam.|
Conversations that the 1996 movie hit will receive a sequel began to circulate back in 2014. Today the official announcement of the project took place, and the names of its participants and the approximate start date of filming became known to the world. As expected, three-time NBA champion LeBron James got the lead role in the film.
James is rightfully considered one of the best basketball players of our time, and some sports journalists even compare him to the greatest NBA player of all time and peoples - Michael Jordan. Now LeBron has decided to compete with His Air in acting.
The first Space Jam hit the screens when Jordan was at the height of his popularity following his triumphant return to the Chicago Bulls. The film did not win success with film critics, but earned more than $ 230 million at the worldwide box office with a budget of $ 80 million. Since then, no basketball film has surpassed this result.
The director's chair for Space Jam 2 will be taken by Terence Nance (Simplifying Her Beauty), who was co-opted last month. The film will be produced by Ryan Coogler, director of the boxing drama Creed: The Legacy of Rocky and the superhero blockbuster Black Panther.
The long-awaited start of work on the tape is probably connected with the recent transfer of LeBron to the Los Angeles Lakers, thanks to which the current king of basketball began to live within walking distance of the offices of the leading Hollywood studios. Filming for Space Jam 2 is slated to begin next summer, with James heading off on vacation following the conclusion of the 2018/19 basketball season.
The Topic of Article: LeBron James is ready to play cartoon basketball.