The 90s classic is returning to the big screen.
It looks like we'll finally get a chance to re-live a particularly special part of our childhoods as it is announced that a sequel to 1996's basketball flick 'Space Jam' is well on the way - and, as a bonus, it's rumoured that Lebron James will take over from Michael Jordan as the new movie's main star.
LeBron James to return to the big screen?
LeBron James made his acting debut last year in Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck', so it's not completely unlikely for the Cleveland Cavaliers star to pick up another major comedy. On the other hand, Brian Windhorst of ESPN has reminded us that no deal regarding the NBA player has gone through as of yet.
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Director Justin Lin has signed on to develop a sequel to cult basketball comedy Space Jam, starring LeBron James.
The Fast Five filmmaker will co-write the script with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello, while Lin is also in talks to direct and produce the project via his Perfect Storm Entertainment company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The news emerges months after rumours of a Space Jam sequel first picked up pace, after studio bosses at Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for the franchise in June, 2015.
Reports of a follow-up to the 1996 film were further fuelled when LeBron and his production partners at SpringHill Entertainment inked a new business deal with executives at Warner Bros. Entertainment, encompassing projects in TV and film.
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Kanye West Left Modesty At The Door When Describing His New Album Swish As "The Best Of All Time".
The US singer isn't known for being humble and declared himself the greatest living rock star on the planet during his Glastonbury 2015 headline slot.
Now it seems that along with that accolade, Kanye thinks his latest work will go down in history for all the right reasons.
"So happy to be finished with the best album of all time," Kanye told his 17.5 millions Twitter followers, adding a photo of a handwritten track list.
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Trainwreck Star Lebron James Is To Produce And Star In A New Reality Tv Series Set In His Native Ohio.
The basketball superstar returned to Cleveland in 2014 to play for hometown team the Cavaliers after four winning seasons with the Miami Heat, and he has spent much of the last two years helping to revitalise the city.
And now he's taking his pro-Cleveland campaign to TV for a new show, which will revolve around local entrepreneurs.
Cleveland Hustles, which James will produce with his business partner Maverick Carter, will centre on the efforts of four aspiring tycoons as they attempt to revitalise a neighborhood in Cleveland.
Kanye West Has Shut Down Rumours Suggesting He Took A Shot At Basketball Star Lebron James In His New Song Facts.
Not normally one to overshare on social media, Kanye took to his Twitter account to address claims he was criticising the Cleveland Cavaliers ace on the track, which was released on New Year's Eve (31Dec15).
On the tune, the rapper discusses his fallout with bosses at sports giant Nike, alleging they failed to offer him decent royalties on his Air Yeezy shoes and delayed the release of his Red October design. He subsequently made the move to rival firm Adidas, accepting a deal worth a reported $10 million (£6.7 million).
Calling out Nike, he rhymes on the track, "Nike, Nike, treat employees just like slaves/Gave LeBron a billi' not to run away," a reference to the groundbreaking lifetime deal the sportsman recently signed.
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Michael Jordan’s ‘Tune Squad’ uniform from ‘Space Jam’ is up for auction.
The uniform Michael Jordan wore in Space Jam is being auctioned off and it’s certainly not going cheap. The ‘Tune Squad’ shirt and shorts basketball superstar Jordan wore during the scenes he shot for the animated game between the Looney Tunes and the Monstars in the film is being auctioned online in October.
Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas in March 2015.
Amy Schumer makes her big screen debut with a script that feels like a much-extended sketch from her TV series. It's hilariously observant and refreshingly grown-up about sex, but the plot falls back on the usual cliches. Even with some clever twists and turns, the structure is oddly predictable. But the biggest surprise is that Schumer and director Judd Apatow ultimately cave in and take a traditional approach to romance.
As she does on her show, Schumer plays a sexually frank woman called Amy. Taught by her father (Colin Quinn) to distrust monogamy, she has indulged in a commitment-free life, rarely seeing a man more than once. And her one repeat male partner (John Cena) is a rather too self-obsessed bodybuilder. Then her boss, blithely demanding magazine editor Diana (Tilda Swinton), assigns her to interview Aaron (Bill Hader), a doctor who specialises in sports injuries. Amy can't help but seduce him; it's what she does! But in the process she realises that she actually quite likes him. This idea so rattles her that she sabotages her close relationship with her sister Kim (Brie Larson), who is expecting a child with husband Tom (Mike Birbiglia).
Schumer has impeccable comic timing, and she's hilarious all the way through this film, playing on her character's riotous way of being shockingly honest at all the wrong times. In other words, the character is entertaining but never very likeable because of the thoughtless things she does and says. So our sympathies lie with Hader, who gives an unusually layered turn as a smart, sensitive and very funny guy who just might be too good for Amy. Other characters are either here to provide emotion (Larson and Quinn) or to shamelessly steal scenes (Swinton). And Apatow brings in a usual stream of big-name cameos, including Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei in a clever pastiche of a New York indie movie.
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NBA star LeBron James could be set to star in 'Space Jam 2', after he signed a deal with Warner Bros.
Lebron James could star in 'Space Jam 2'.
The basketball superstar - who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA - has frequently been linked to a starring role in a follow-up to the 1996 film starring basketball legend Michael Jordan, and the prospect has moved a significant step closer after he reached an agreement with Warner Bros. that includes television, film and original digital content.
Kevin Tsujihara - Warner Bros. Chairman - said: ''LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment.
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Basketball Superstar Lebron James' New Deal With Warner Bros. Has Sparked Rumours He Has Been Tapped To Lead A Sequel To Cult 1996 Basketball Comedy Space Jam.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star has announced he and his production partners at SpringHill Entertainment have scored a new Warner Bros. Entertainment deal, which will encompass projects in TV and film.
While no specific projects were unveiled at the time of the announcement, keen observers noticed that bosses at Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for Space Jam last month (Jun15), leading many to believe James was one step closer to starring in a new version of the film, as it approaches its 20th anniversary.
This isn't the first time James, who currently stars in blockbuster comedy Trainwreck, has been linked to the project - last year (14), rumours of a Space Jam sequel, starring the top player surfaced, but sources close to him denied the reports.
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Music star Rihanna is reportedly dating Karim Benzema, of France and Real Madrid.
Rihanna is reportedly dating soccer star Karim Benzema.
The 27-year-old beauty - who's previously dated the likes of Chris Brown and rapper Drake - was spotted enjoying a cosy meal with the Real Madrid ace at the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California on Saturday evening (13.06.15), MailOnline reports.
The pair have been spotted together on numerous occasions over the last few weeks, including when they attended the 1OAK club in Los Angeles on Thursday (11.06.15) and when they were recently seen leaving a New York restaurant at 6am, before boarding a flight across the country.
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Lebron James and Funky Buddha Wednesday 1st August 2012 Members of the U.S.A olympic basketball team enjoy a night out at Funky Buddha nightclub in Mayfair. The group arrived in a convoy of taxis at 2.30am...just 30 minutes before the club closes. Their security team escorted them inside the club, but forgot to pay one of the taxi drivers the Â£35 fare. The driver was left waiting outside the venue, but was refused entry to go and collect his fare. The players stayed until last orders, before perhaps sensibly opting to walk back to their hotel to avoid futher complications with taxi drivers!