Well, with all the positive buzz around ‘Star Trek Beyond,‘ not to mention his amazing work with the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, it is no wonder that Justin Lin is a highly sought after director nowadays. He has a knack for reviving/ continuing successful franchises when the original director has exited, not to mention his own body of work from film and television which is impressive in its own right.
Now the question everyone is asking is, will Justin Lin direct ‘Space Jam 2’ next? The film has long been rumored, especially this year after the grapevine starting reporting that Lebron James would be the new main character, but not much has been confirmed as of yet, except for Lin’s involvement. However, following his work directing ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ it seems the man might not want to jump into another big studio movie just yet, and instead focus on a smaller project. According to Lin:
“Space Jam 2, I’m working on a script right now, so we’ll see how that goes. But you know, it’s kind of crazy, this business. I was all ready to go do my indie movie, and then I got the call from J.J. [Abrams], so this became the greatest detour of my career. But also, I’m in a really great place and you know, when I left Fast, I really wanted to try different things. That was eight years of my life, and I wanted to try different mediums and stuff – and all those opportunities are there, and I’m excited. For me it’s all about putting myself in probably pretty uncomfortable situations, see if I can grow, and that’s where I’m at right now. Hopefully after next weekend I’ll get some sleep and then figure it out.”
Would you be alright with waiting for Lin to make another movie before we get ‘Space Jam 2?’ Or do you think they need to make that movie now, especially since Lebron just won the championship for Cleveland? Or do you not really care because ‘Space Jam’ was not a movie you really liked back in the 90s? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Cinema Blend
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