HN Entertainment has learned that cinematographer Bradford Young, best known for Solo: A Star Wars Story and Arrival, is expected to shoot Space Jam 2 for Warner Bros.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and ARRIVAL cinematographer Bradford Young will be shooting SPACE JAM 2! pic.twitter.com/n8aCTLQvf9
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The new film will pivot from Michael Jordan to LeBron James where he’ll likely have to save the Looney Toons or possibly the universe via his basketball skills.
Star Trek: Discovery actress Sonequa Martin-Green is reportedly attached to play LeBron’s wife. Terence Nance will be directing from a screenplay penned by Justin Lin, Willie Ebersol, Andrew Dodge, and Alfredo Botello.
There has been some chatter that LeBron has been having some trouble securing fellow NBA players to cameo in the film and with others more concerning with the playoffs, it’s not that tough to imagine it’ll be a while before anyone commits to it.
Filming is expected to take place over the summer in California and complete on August 23rd.
Warner Bros. has set Space Jam 2’s release date for July 16th, 2021.
Swackhammer (Danny DeVito), an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny (Billy West) and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird (Larry Bird) and Charles Barkley (Charles Barkley) — so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan).
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT