Ryan Coogler Officially Joins The Team For LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’ As Production Is Set To Begin In 2019

The Playlist | 9/19/2018 | Charles Barfield
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After years of development, including multiple directors being attached, and over 20 years after the original film, “Space Jam 2” is officially happening. Like for real, this time. And LeBron James is excited to announce who he has attached to the upcoming Looney Tunes/basketball crossover film.

In a new interview with THR, James announced that previously-rumored director Terence Nance, who is best known for his film “The Oversimplification of Her Beauty” and the recent HBO series “Random Acts of Flyness,” will helm the film. In addition to that, “Black Panther” and “Creed” writer-director Ryan Coogler is attached as a producer on the film.

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For those not familiar with the 1996 film “Space Jam,” it featured the greatest basketball player of the era, Michael Jordan, facing off against a wide variety of classic Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny as they play hoops in space. Oh yeah, and it also starred Bill Murray, but we’re going to go out on a limb and say he won’t be rejoining the franchise.

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