Space Jam 2 rumours debunked

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.

Subsequently, Brian Windhorst, who writes about the NBA for ESPN (this is a lot of new things for us to look up on a Monday morning, by the way), reported that "LeBron sources refute Deadline report, there's no Space Jam 2 or Warner Bros project in works".

It seems odd that if there was no project at all that the names of the Ebersols would have been mentioned specifically in conjunction with it, although it does seem as though LeBron James (he's apparently very good at basketball, it says here) won't be involved.

More news as we get it. We wonder if there might be some life in Space Jam 2 somewhere...

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