Malcolm D. Lee Boards “Space Jam 2”

Malcolm D. Lee. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eli Joshua Adé/Universal/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9917333q)

Space Jam 2 has a news director. 

Malcolm D. Lee will take over for Terence Nance in the sequel to the 1996 hit that starred Michael Jordan. According to multiple outlets, Nance’s exit from the project was due to the filmmaker and the studio’s different takes on the creative vision for the sequel.

The original film also starred NBA stars Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Patrick Ewing and saw Jordan and Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters win a basketball match against a group of aliens.

Production had already been underway when the studio announced Tuesday that Lee has boarded the project.

News of the sequel’s new helmer follows news of Don Cheadle’s casting in Space Jam 2. 

Lee’s directorial credits include Girls Trip, Night School, and Barbershop: The Final Cut.