Few crossovers between the sports world and major studios have been as memorable as Michael Jordan and WB’s 1996 hit Space Jam (sorry Shaquille O’Neal and Kazaam). Featuring the Chicago Bulls star, the Looney Tunes gang and a few other creatures, this family film not only features one of the best official web sites, but also grossed nearly a quarter of a billion dollars for the studio.
While a sequel has been joked about for quite some time, we’ve not got an interesting proposition. In no way, shape or form has Warner Bros. even made a first step in developing such a film, but now NBA’s biggest star has now come forth with some interest. In a tweet yesterday, LeBron James admitted his love for the first film and wishes he could star in a sequel.
While this is just a pipe dream for yours truly, perhaps some executives at WB will start getting the ball rolling, as there’s certainly been dumber ideas in the Hollywood system. So, who would you like to see in your dream Monstars? How about some Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard and a bit of Carmelo Anthony, just as long as they bring back Bill Murray. Perhaps it will look something like the below:
Do you want to see a Space Jam 2 starring James?
With summer winding down, more often than not August has us wishing we could simply skip ahead a month to kick off the fall festival season. This year, however, there’s a handful of worthwhile options, including Marvel’s best offering yet, peculiar festival titles that are finally arriving in theaters (some 15 months later), and much […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I dive right into Richard Linklater‘s 12-year intimate epic Boyhood. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Guardians of the […]
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