‘Space Jam 2’: Malcolm D. Lee Replacing Terence Nance as Director

“Random Acts of Flyness” creator Terence Nance is officially out as director of Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 1996 live-action/animated sports comedy “Space Jam.” According to Deadline, Nance is being replaced by “Girls Trip” helmer Malcolm D.

Lee.Nance’s exit is said to have been an “amicable” one, with creative differences cited as the reason for his departure.Lee might actually be the more logical choice here, given his mainstream comedy roots, and proven box office prowess, with 11 feature films on his resume.

Although Nance’s surrealist, stream-of-consciousness style — as seen in his 2012 feature debut “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” and in his vérité HBO sketch series “Random Acts of Flyness” — may have given the “Space Jam” franchise a fresh creative jolt.This also would have been Nance’s first studio feature.Set for a July 16, 2021 release, the live-action/animated “Space Jam 2” will star NBA superstar LeBron James

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