Original cult classic grossed more than $230 million US worldwide.
The 1990s-era cult favourite Space Jam is set for a sequel, with basketball star LeBron James and director Justin Lin teaming up for the new project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
An announcement of Space Jam 2 was anticipated after James and his production company SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal last July with Warner Bros., which owns the rights and recently renewed the trademarks to the original live-action and cartoon sports comedy.
At the time, James — who has ventured into TV and film as a producer and with cameos, like in the comedy Trainwreck — expressed a passion for "telling meaningful stories." Released in 1996, Space Jam starred basketball legend Michael Jordan alongside other NBA stars and the Looney Tunes cartoon characters.
Despite negative reviews and a thin plot, it grossed more than $230 million US worldwide. In February, the Toronto International Film Festival hosted a "live read" of Space Jam during the same weekend the National Basketball Association hosted the All-Star Game in Toronto.
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