Justin Lin will direct Space Jam 2

Justin Lin

by James White |
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Justin Lin

He's busy finishing up his first directorial mission with the Star Trek crew, but is Justin Linlooking to stay in the space arena? Apparently so, as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that he's in talks to direct Space Jam 2, which will feature basketball star LeBron James.

Rumours about this one have been floating around since last year, when James' SpringHill Entertainment company locked down a deal with Warner Bros, and the player-turned-performer began tweeting cryptic mentions of Space Jam. It's also not that much of a surprise, since James has often been compared to Michael Jordan, who anchored the 1996 film in which he used his basketball talents to help a variety of Looney Tunes characters battle aliens.

We assume the sequel will see the aliens returning for a rematch, but writer Andrew Dodge – who has worked with the Fast & Furious veteran on a few upcoming projects – is still in the early days of scripting.

James hasn't had much experience in front of the camera, but he did impress in last year's Trainwreck, earning praise for holding his own in comedy scenes alongside the likes of Bill Hader and Amy Schumer.

Star Trek Beyond, meanwhile, will arrive on UK screens on July 22.

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