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It seems to be news that is dying quicker than it began. We noted over the weekend that Deadline were reporting on a sequel to the 1996 animated/live action "classic" Space Jam with LeBron James starring in the place of Michael Jordan. The story claimed that Warner Bros. were working on the movie with Charlie Ebersol (Ithuteng: Never Stop Learning) producing through his own production company from a script by his brother Willie Ebersol.
We also noted in the news story that SportsCentre were quoting multiple sources who claim that James would not be involved in the picture. And now it seems that we have more sources claiming Space Jam 2 is not going ahead with the Miami Heat star.
NBA writer for Espn Brian Windhorst stated that, "LeBron sources refute Deadline report, there's no Space Jam 2 or Warner Bros project in works".
Given that the Ebersol brothers have been linked to the project, »
- Luke Owen
A couple days back, the rumor that Space Jam 2 was happening hit the internet, creating massive shockwaves amongst those still blinded by 90′s nostalgia. However, around the same time, another rumor popped up for a slightly more niche audience – Farscape, the Australian Sci-Fi TV series from the Jim Henson company was under consideration for another outing (most likely in TV movie form).
Have you never heard of Farscape? If not, shame on you! Chronicling the story of lost U.S. Astronaut John Crichton, this is a show that was way ahead of its time back in 1999, boldly going into dramatic and storytelling waters that few science fiction shows ever go even today.
Developed by Rockne S. O’Bannon and David Kemper, Farscape ran from 1999 – 2003, at which point it was abruptly cancelled by the Sci-Fi channel (before it was known as “Syfy”) at the end of its fourth season. »
- Robert Tiemstra
Space Jam 2: Fans of the 1996 animated/live-action movie Space Jam were excited to hear that a sequel was supposedly in development as a starring vehicle for LeBron James. But James quickly denied knowing anything about the project, even though he acknowledged the original was one of his favorite movies. A sequel has been under consideration for years. [Deadline/Sun Sentinel via The Playlist] Section 6: Is Jack O'Connell the next Hollywood action star? O'Connell, 23, stars in Angelina Jolie's upcoming epic Unbroken, and is now in final negotiations to star as a spy in Section 6, a potential action-movie franchise for Universal. The story revolves around the formation of the British intelligency agency MI6 during World War I. O'Connell next appears in 300: Rise of...
- Peter Martin
News Simon Brew 24 Feb 2014 - 07:03
Rumours of a sequel to Space Jam appear to be premature...
Well, this one came and went quickly. Over the weekend, a report sprung up that Warner Bros was looking at doing a belated sequel to the film Space Jam. You remember it? The hugely expensive basketball movie with Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny? The one that has its fans, just not that many of them?
Last summer then, LeBron James - had to look him up, we live in Britain - posted on Twitter that he'd love to do a Space Jam 2. LeBron James is a famous NBA basketball player, and thus this would make some sense.
Deadline reported a day or two back that the man would be getting his wish, and that Space Jam 2 was in development at Warner Bros, with the player involved. Charlie Ebersol would be producing, Willie Ebersol would be writing. »
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is currently developing a sequel to the live-action / animation hybrid Space Jam, with Miami Heat star LeBron James reportedly in line to star alongside Bugs Bunny and company (although SportsCenter is quoting sources close to the NBA star as suggesting he's not involved).
Space Jam was released in 1996 and saw basketball legend Michael Jordan lining up on the court with the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Tasmanian Devil to take on the evil Monstars. The film also starred Bill Murray, along with appearances from NBA stars such as Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Shawn Bradley, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues. It went on to earn over $230 million around the globe, making it the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time.
- Gary Collinson
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- Perri Nemiroff
After 18 years Space Jam is actually going to get a sequel. This time around it will star NBA superstar Labron James. Space Jam was released in 1996 and it starred Michael Jordan and a few other NBA players such as Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Danny Ainge, Tyron “Muggsy” Bogues, Vlade Divac, Cedric Ceballos, Larry Johnson, Shawn Bradley and Paul West acting along side Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.
The first Space Jam movie made over $230 million, and I'm surprised they didn't make a sequel sooner. Space Jam was kind of a terrible film, but I can't deny that it was a ton of fun to watch. Like several others, I was a huge fan of basketball and the Looney Tunes growing up so of course it was exciting to see these two worlds collide.
The movie is being developed by Charlie Ebersol, »
- Joey Paur
You were so excited. Deadline reported late on Friday that development would begin on the sequel to the 1996 animated/live-action "Looney Tunes"-centered hit "Space Jam" as a starring vehicle for Miami Heat star LeBron James. But Espn writer threw cold water on the report the same evening. See the tweet below. While the animated toon is well-remembered and perhaps adored by anyone who didn't grow up with "Looney Tunes" during the Mel Blanc era, "Space Jam" didn't even break $100 million domestically during the day and only grossed $230 million in 1996 worldwide. Adjusted for inflation, that's $343.5 million in 2014 dollars, but it's still a far cry from a major hit when you consider the $100+ million budgets, P&A and the grosses of major animated family fare these days. Deadline reported that Charlie and Willie Ebersol were working on a script, however a person with knowledge of the situation told USA Today Sports »
- Edward Davis
Back in August, NBA star LeBron James revealed on Twitter that he would love to make a sequel to "Space Jam," the 1996 film featuring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. Then on Friday came word that Warner Bros was developing "Space Jam 2" as a starring vehicle for James. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell this to the Miami Heat star, as news reports immediately began trickling in of James refuting the sequel stories. In a new interview with the Sun Sentinel, James revealed that he hasn't even had one discussion with the studio about "Space Jam 2," but is open to the idea. "It's news to me," he explained. "I haven't heard anything about it. Like I said, I've always loved 'Space Jam.' It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it will be great. But that's news to me. We'll see what happens." »
As the Olympics in Sochi prepare to draw to a close, Bob Costas took a moment to reflect on the games and their impact of the world’s view of Russia. “While in many significant ways, Russian citizens have better lives than Soviet citizens of a generation ago, there’s is still a government which imprisons dissidents, is hostile to gay rights, sponsors and supports a vicious regime in Syria – and that’s just a partial list. The Sochi games are Vladimir Putin’s games, from their inception to their conclusion, and all points in between. And if they are successful on their own terms, as appears to be the case, then at least in some corners it will help to burnish the image of a regime with which »
- Ed Kennedy
Update: LeBron James says no one approached him to star in Space Jam 2, although he'd be up for it if they did! "It's news to me," the Miami Heat star tells the Sun-Sentinel, "I haven't heard anything about it. Like I said, I've always loved Space Jam. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it will be great. But that's news to me. Obviously, I don't want to be on there with this thing on my nose. We'll see what happens."
Well, Warner Brothers, you now know LeBron is in and that the public wants this movie to happen...now, turn on that green light!
Feb. 22, 2014 - With all of the intergalactic movie news we've been receiving this week, this is one announcement we definitely didn't expect!
If you're a fan of Looney Tunes, basketball, or both, then there's a good chance that »
- email@example.com (Dave B.)
To Jam or Not to Jam! That is the question...LeBron James is apparently not attached to star in the long awaited sequel Space Jam 2, news that was originally announced last night by Deadline, and quickly garnered a lot of attention.
While fans of both the NBA All-Star and the Looney Tunes were excited to hear this was happening, Espn's Brian Windhorst has decided to let the air out of everyone's basketball with the following tweet, which claims the movie is not moving forward at Warner Bros., and that LeBron James is not attached.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 22, 2014
LeBron, by the way, is working on a producing a sitcom for Starz & a comedy movie with Kevin Hart. "Hollywood as hell"
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 22, 2014
Its unclear at this »
Bugs Bunny has a new pal! Miami Heat's LeBron James is tapped to star in Warner Bros' Space Jam 2, Deadline reports. According to the site, broadcast veteran Dick Ebersol's sons Charlie and Willie are currently developing the animated film that will be produced by Charlie's production company, The Company. Willie has written the script, which is also his first screenplay. "A childhood dream comes true," Charlie tweeted on Friday, Feb. 21, along with a link to Deadline's story. "#dreambig." (James, 29, has yet to comment.) The news of [...] »
Back in August, NBA star LeBron James revealed on Twitter that he would love to make a sequel to "Space Jam," the 1996 film featuring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. Now comes word from Warner Bros that Dick Ebersol is developing "Space Jam 2" as a starring vehicle for James. Ebersol's brother, Willie, who won an Emmy for the London Olympics, wrote the script. This is his first screenplay. Story details have yet to be revealed, but the movie will likely not only bring back Bugs Bunny and a bunch of his animated friends, but several other NBA stars. The original "Space Jam" movie grossed $230 million worldwide. »
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We also have a couple Lego-related stories to share (can’t get enough of those, right?) and another name to add to the roster of the Terminator reboot. However, none of this could top the excitement Marvel Studios dished out on Tuesday night, when they premiered their first glimpse at their weirdest film yet, which got “Hooked On A Feeling” stuck in the heads of fans and confused audiences everywhere.
But enough with the pleasantries, onto the main event!
Considering that the first film »
- James Garcia
Update: Looks like Deadline may have jumped the gun, with several reports surfacing that sources close to LeBron James deny that he is attached to the project, and that it is even in the works at the moment. Hopefully this will all get cleared up soon, and if not now, Space Jam 2 will see the light of day someday. After years of rumours and wishful thinking, the long awaited sequel to smash hit Space Jam (18 years!!), which teamed up the cream of Warner Bros. animated roster with Michael Jordan (as if you didn't know), has finally been announced as in development, with NBA star LeBron James mixing it up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the gang on the basketball court. Brothers Bill and Charlie Ebersol will be taking control of the development of the sequel. It's very early day on the project at the moment, but »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
One film adored as a kid was Space Jam. It had everything from the star of a sport I never played, the best cartoon characters, and Bill Murray. Now it looks as though Warner Bros. Looney Tunes will be returning alongside an apparent star of the Basketball scene (I really know very little about sport). Lebron James (at least I recognise the name) is being touted to star with the likes of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Brothers Charlie and Willie Ebersol are developing the film with Willie writing the screenplay and Charlie producing via his company called The Company.
It’s a sequel that could work, with 18 years since the original, the plot could essentially be a remake with a a new big sports star. The fact I’ve heard of Lebron James is testament to the fact he must be a huge star, but what we really want »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Update: Despite studio sources confirming to Deadline. LeBron James’ sources refute the claims to Espn’s Brian Windhorst.
In the 1996 film, Jordan helped the Looney Toons defeat an alien race in a basketball game for their freedom. The film grossed over $230 million worldwide that year.
Do expect a slew of Warner Brothers characters and well-known NBA players in the next film. No release date has been set at this time.
King James is following Jordan’s legacy closely on court »
- Gig Patta
A report earlier today indicated a sequel was in the works to the 1996 animated/live-action hit "Space Jam". According to Deadline, said sequel was to serve as a starring vehicle for NBA Mvp LeBron James.
- Garth Franklin
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