Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Writer(s): Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance, Jesse Gordon, Celeste Ballard (screenplay); Timothy Harris, Steve Rudnick, Herschel Weingrod, Leo Benvenuti (based on “Space Jam” written by); Chuck Jones (characters)
Starring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Ceyair J Wright, Harper Leigh Alexander, Xosha Roquemore, Stephen Kankole, Jalyn Hall, Wood Harris, Jordan Thomas, Sue Bird, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi, Aja Wilson, Randy Mims, Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson, Sarah Silverman, Steven Yeun, Ernie Johnson, Lil Rel Howery, Michael B. Jordan, Jeff Bergman, Zendaya, Gabriel Iglesias, Eric Bauza, Candi Milo, Bob Bergen, Fred Tatasciore, Rosario Dawson, Justin Roiland, Kimberly Brooks, Kenny Apel, Carl Boisson, Kenneth I. Brown, Anna Sofie Christensen, Bethany Clayton, Michael Cox, Nunzio Fazio, Erin Flannery, Nousha Flore, Derrick Gilbert, Jess Harnell, G. Lane Hillman, Daria Johns, Neko Kelly, Bernard Ledger, Tress MacNeille, Miles Quincy Martin, Luke Matheis, Katie McCabe, Rob Paulsen, Jose Stephan Perez, Pamm Riddle, Julyah Rose, Hassan Said, Eric Shackelford, Cassandra Starr, Mike Strong, Rocio Vidal, Brian M. Walker, Harrison White
Synopsis: A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then has to work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game.
Release Date: July 16, 2021 (USA) | Length: 115 min | Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sports | MPAA Rating: Rated PG for some cartoon violence and some language.
Note: Film has been in development for some time. Justin Lin was originally attached to direct. I don’t see O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jared Sullinger or Tacko Fall in the current cast list. Terence Nance was replaced by Malcolm D. Lee as director on this project because “the filmmaker and the studio/producers had different takes on the creative vision for Space Jam 2″. There also seemed to be a shake up in the writers, which now includes Ryan Coogler. “Space Jam 2” title was changed to “Space Jam: A New Legacy”. Maverick Carter, Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, LeBron James, Terence Nance and Jamal Henderson are producers on this project.