Basketball superstar LeBron James is taking on Hollywood in a big way just two months after he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.
The long-awaited sequel to Space Jam — the 1996 live action-animated film starring NBA legends Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing — is finally moving forward.
King James’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, on Wednesday tweeted an image of a locker room featuring the names of James, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler as the producer and… Bugs Bunny himself as point guard.
“I loved his vision” for Black Panther, James said of Coogler to The Hollywood Reporter.
Independent filmmaker Terence Nance — the creator of HBO’s quirky comedy Random Acts of Flyness — is tapped to direct the film for Warner Brothers.
The original film featured the Looney Tunes characters — Bugs, Daffy Duck and friends — who recruit Jordan to help them win a basketball game against the Monstars, a team of animated alien villains who steal the talents of other NBA icons.
Space Jam 2 has long been rumoured, but Wednesday’s tweet made it clear the project is a go.