LeBron James to star in Space Jam

LeBron James to star in Space Jam

T. Nance is Terence Nance, director of the indie An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and HBO's Random Acts of Flyness, both of which combined live action and animation.

It was also was a financial success, nearly tripling its $80million budget to reap $230million at the box office, and remains to this day the highest ever grossing basketball film.

James and longtime business partner Maverick Carter have been in talks to make a "Space Jam" film for more than five years, waiting for the right situation to come along, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

"I loved his vision [for Black Panther]", James told THR.

According to the Reporter, the new film will be directed by Terence Nance and production is slated for 2019 during the National Basketball Association offseason. "For Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's unbelievable", the soon-to-be Los Angeles Laker said.

Space Jam was released in 1996
Image Space Jam was released in 1996

"The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie", said James in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The locker room teaser image also includes a LeBron 15, though it's hard to imagine Nike will pass up the opportunity to introduce a Space Jam-themed colorway of LeBron's latest.

The film is expected to go into production during the 2019 National Basketball Association offseason.

Space Jam, released in 1996, centered around Michael Jordan just after he retired from basketball to try his hand at baseball. James will have his first starring movie role after appearing in 2015's Trainwreck. "It's so much bigger. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people [with Black Panther]".

Still no indication of a Space Jam 2 released date at this time.

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