Don’t expect to see Joe Pytka, the director of Space Jam, when you’re at the movies a couple years from now to watch the sequel.
Pytka directed Michael Jordan in the original Jam, which featured the Looney Tunes teaming up with His Airness to fight off the evil Monstars in an extremely high-stakes basketball game. Pytka’s advice for Space Jam 2 is simply “don’t do it,” calling the movie “doomed.”
Justin Lin has been announced as the director of the sequel, which will star LeBron James. Almost no other details are known about the movie at this point.
“When we did Space Jam, there was a perfect storm of players and ex-players available — Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing,” Pytka told The Hollywood Reporter. “They all had a persona that complemented the film. There are none around like that now.”
I can’t wait for LeBron to dunk on a Joe Pytka-look alike in Space Jam 2.