UPDATE: Friday, Feb. 21 at 11:15 p.m.
Well, as fun as a new “Space Jam” movie would be, there are now reports that a sequel starring LeBron James is not happening.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, no project is in the works.
It looks like the Monstars might be making a comeback to a theater near you.
According to Anita Busch of deadline.com, LeBron James and the sons of NBC Sports icon Dick Ebersol are working to create a sequel to the original and wildly successful “Space Jam” movie.
“Broadcasting veteran Dick Ebersol‘s sons have come on board to develop the sequel to 1996 animated/live-action hit Space Jam as a starring vehicle for James…Another Space Jam film?” Busch wrote.
“Why not? The first film, which broke ground for Warner Bros and starred then-Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan and a slew of other top NBA players, ended up grossing $230M worldwide for the studio and even launched a kids TV series.”
There’s no guarantee that the movie will come to fruition though, at least not yet, as the script itself is still being developed. The star power of James alone, however, seems like it could be enough to make the prospect a reality.
Hopefully James will be able to get over his nosebleed if/when the time to start filming begins.
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Whose sweatsuit looks more comfortable?
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That’s some serious vocabulary skill.
McClutherness (@bmitchelf) February 21, 2014
That’ll make for one impressive poster.