Space Jam is a film that has a place in the hearts of many ’90s kids. If you’re like me, it came in a time when basketball was the pinnacle of cool for kids, and combining the sport with the likes of Looney Tunes was a surefire way to make the best movie known to man.
For years, a sequel has been rumored to be in the works, and for some time, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was attached to realize it to the big screen. However, the project kinda got stalled in development, and earlier last month, it was reported that Terence Nance, who created HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness, was on board to direct.
Now, it looks like the film will have on big producer attached in the form of Ryan Coogler, known for directing such films as Creed and Black Panther.
“I loved his vision,” star LeBron James told THR.
This is actually a very interesting comment to me. When you think of producers, you don’t normally think of “visions.” That’s something that tends to come from directors — though it is important for producers and directors to share a common vision so they’re working toward the same goal. You’d think that James would say that about the director…but I guess since Coogler is the big name, it makes sense.
There are also different types of producers. Some are very hands-off, and they give the director the support they need, but others actually work to develop the story. I this case, Coogler looks to be the latter, which is a good thing, given his filmography.
Are you excited to see him hop on board as producer of Space Jam 2? Sound off down below!
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