Justin Lin to direct 'Space Jam' sequel starring LeBron James

'Fast & Furious' director is working on a follow-up to the hit 1996 animated/sports/sci-fi/comedy/adventure.

Justin Lin is in talks to direct Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James. Exclamation Point.

Justin Lin Circling 'Space Jam' Sequel Starring LeBron James

First of all, there is going to be a sequel Space Jam, the hit 1996 animated/sports/sci-fi/comedy/adventure feature film starring NBA legend Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes gang. This is happening.

Lin, who is a huge basketball fan, will reportedly direct and produce Space Jam 2 for Warner Bros. via his Perfect Storm Entertainment. He's also writing the script with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello.

The first Space Jam, which earned $230.4 million worldwide, featured a live-action Michael Jordan teaming up with an animated Bugs Bunny and a collection of Looney Tunes characters to play an epic, intergalactic game of hoops against evil aliens who threaten their freedom.

Rumors of a Space Jam sequel have been circulating for years, but started picking up steam last year when LeBron James and his company SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal with Warner Bros. James, whose day job is playing forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, made his acting debut in Trainwreck playing himself.

Justin Lin is best known for helming four megahit Fast & Furious movies for Universal. He's currently finishing up directing duties on Star Trek Beyond, due out July 22. In addition to Space Jam, he's attached to a truckload of other television and movie projects, including an untitled cop comedy with Dodge.

No word on when Space Jam 2 will be ready to shoot.

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