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Space Jam director has a few words of advice for the sequel: "Don't do it"

05.12.2016

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Here's your daily "shit, I'm old" moment, it's been twenty years since SPACE JAM first hit theaters. The sports/comedy which blended the wacky world of Looney Tunes with the wacky world of the NBA was a definite crowd-pleaser back in the day and although it took some time, a sequel is now in the works. Earlier this month it was announced that LeBron James would be starring in SPACE JAM 2, which will be directed by Justin Lin (STAR TREK BEYOND).

SPACE JAM director Joe Pytka isn't overly optimistic on the sequel's chances however and he handed out some free advice while speaking with THR recently.

Don't do it. It's doomed. Michael Jordan was the biggest star on the planet. When we did Space Jam, there was a perfect storm of players and ex-players available — Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing. They all had a persona that complemented the film. There are none around like that now.

Sequels made so long after their predecessors rarely seem to work out, especially when the rose-tinted nostalgia towards the original seems to increase after each and every year. Perhaps a dose of Michael's secret stuff will set the sequel off in the right direction.

Source: THR

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