Space Jam 2 with LeBron James is one step closer to becoming a reality.
According to Variety , Warner Bros. has tapped “Fast Furious” director Justin Lin to direct a sequel of the ‘90s cult classic.
The original Space Jam movie teamed up basketball superstar Michael Jordan with the Looney Tunes and spawned a new generation of basketball fans. For years, rumors have swirled about a reboot with the NBA stars of today.
Those rumors intensified when Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James signed a deal with Warner Bros. last July. James appeared in Judd Apatow’s "Trainwreck" last year alongside Bill Hader and Amy Schumer, and will appear regularly in a CNBC reality show called “Cleveland Hustles” this summer.
In addition to directing four films in the “Fast and Furious” series, Lin has also directed two episodes of HBO’s “True Detective” and is currently working on the next film in the Star Trek series.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.