As the sequel to the 1996 animation/live-action cult classic Space Jam is currently in development, discussions have been made regarding who will direct the movie. Initially, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was in talks to helm the film, which is said to star Lebron James as the lead human character. There is now another filmmaker who is being considered to direct the movie in the form of artist/musician/director Terence Nance.
Nance is most known for directing An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and executive producing the HBO series Random Acts of Flyness. In addition, he has directed several short films such as They Charge for the Sun, Swimming in Your Skin Again, and 18 Black Girls / Boys Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity and Are Thus Spiritual Machines. His filmmaking background contrasts with Lin’s in that he has yet to make a mid-to-large budget Hollywood film.
Although Lebron James has not approved the film’s script by Bad Words screenwriter Andrew Dodge, he has signed a deal with Warner Bros., which has developed the movie with him in mind. It will be interesting to see whether James officially signs onto the project and whether Nance will be the one to direct him.
Source: The Wrap