Justin Lin (Fast And Furious 6) has come aboard to help develop a script for Space Jam 2, a project that Deadline first reported back in 2014. The project, which was brought to the studio by Dick Ebersol’s sons, is being put together as a starring vehicle for LeBron James. Sources said it’s a high-profile development deal and it’s not clear whether or when the project will be ready to shoot the hoops. Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello are scripting.
Charlie Ebersol was originally aboard produce the picture through his production company, The Company. His brother Willie Ebersol (who won an Emmy for the London Olympics) wrote the first draft of the script. We hear that project is being totally rebooted.
Lin’s involvement was first reported by THR.