Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan Coogler has signed on to produce Warner Bros.'s Space Jam sequel, joining basketball player/actor LeBron James and the fictional Bugs Bunny. It was announced via James' movie shingle, Spring Hill Entertainment.
“I loved his vision [for Black Panther]," James told THR. "So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing."
Terence Nance is slated to direct the film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coogler will oversee production on the film with a planned start date following the end of the upcoming NBA season in June 2019.
"The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie," said James. "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.”
Warner Bros. has not announced a formal title or release date for the Space Jam sequel.