Ryan Coogler as well as LeBron James Bringing Back ‘Space Jam’

Everybody get up, that will’s time to slam again. We’ve got a real jam going down. Welcome to another “Space Jam.”

The long-rumored follow-up to the 1996 classic featuring Michael Jordan as well as Looney Tunes stars is actually officially from the works, according to an announcement Wednesday by Springhill Entertainment, LeBron James’s production company.

that will is actually unclear what Mr. James’s role will be from the movie, although that will’s a safe bet that will he will star as well as that will several some other N.B.A. players will make cameos. Terence Nance (HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness”) is actually directing as well as Ryan Coogler, the director of the massively successful “Black Panther,” will be a producer.

“The ‘Space Jam’ collaboration is actually so much more than just me as well as the Looney Tunes getting together as well as doing This kind of movie,” Mr. James said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “that will’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel as well as how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. as well as I think Ryan did that will for a lot of people.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming will begin next summer after the N.B.A. season. that will makes sense, given that will Mr. James also has his day job: trying to bring his brand new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, a championship.