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 this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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