Malcolm D. Lee To Slam Dunk Space Jam 2 As Terence Nance Exits Cartoon Caper

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July 16, 2019 | 3:10pm EST

Spike Lee’s filmmaker cousin Malcolm D. Lee has replaced Terence Nance in the director’s chair for Lebron James’ Space Jam sequel.
Nance has stepped down over creative differences with studio bosses at Warner Bros., and Girls Trip and Night School director Lee will take on the basketball-themed cartoon comedy instead.
Space Jam 2 is scheduled to tip off this week, with producers including Los Angeles Lakers star James and Ryan Coogler.
Don Cheadle is also involved, but his role in the film has yet to be revealed.
The original Space Jam, released in 1996, featured sports icon Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Bill Murray and a cast of Looney Tunes cartoon characters. The sequel will hit cinemas in July, 2021.