Eighteen years after the release of the original classic, LeBron James is set to star in a sequel to Space Jam. According to a Deadline Hollywood report, Warner Bros. is developing a screenplay for the project as a vehicle for the Miami Heat superstar and four-time MVP.
Charlie Ebersol, who already has a good relationship with the NFL through his NFL Characters Unite series on USA Network, is about ready to do the same with the NBA. He has been brought on to the produce the picture through his production company, The Company, from a script by his brother Willie Ebersol. The latter won an Emmy for the London Olympics. This is his first screenplay.
The original Space Jam, of course, starred Michael Jordan and characters from the Looney Tunesuniverse. It's unclear whether the new film will also feature other NBA players the way the original co-starred the likes of Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley and Muggsy Bogues.
This isn't the only film project James has on his plate. In December, it was revealed that he was set to co-star with Kevin Hart in a new film called Ballers.
Given that this new project is a sequel to Space Jam and — as of yet — doesn't involve Kevin Hart, it's safe to assume it will be better.
It's all happening.