“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler joins LeBron James’ “Space Jam” project as producer, according to this photo on Instagram, shared by James’ production company, SpringHill Entertainment.
Directed by Terence Nance, the new Space Jam movie is currently slated to begin production in the short window of NBA off-season next year, says the Hollywood Reporter.
And if the numbers have any significance above the locker room, I’d guess the film itself is looking at an early 2021 release — numbers 1, 23, 20, 21 may indicate that Jan. 23, 2021 for the live-action/animation hybrid film to hit theaters.
As James told THR:
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”
– Courtney ( harmonicacave )
A basketball locker room with basketball gear in each of the four cubbies — a TunesSquare basketball jersey and shorts, stacks of towels, a Nike gym bag, headphones, sweatband, basketball clipboard, tennis shoes, basketball and headphones.
Inside each cubby is Looney Tunes graffiti in black ink: Daffy was here, drawings of Marvin Martian, Lola Bunny and Tweety Bird.
Above each locker are names, numbers and positions as follows:
- B. Bunny, 1, Point Guard
- L. James, 23, Small Forward
- T. Nance, 20, Director
- R. Coogler, 21, Producer
In Bugs’s and LeBron’s lockers, there are water bottles with Warner Animation Group and Warner Bros. logos on them. Bugs’s locker also has a carrot in it!