Los Angeles: Filmmaker Justin Lin is in talks to direct 'Space Jam 2', starring American professional basketball player LeBron James, for Warner Bros.

LeBron James
LeBron James

The original starred former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Michael Jordan, who teamed up with the Looney Tunes cast to battle a group of aliens in an epic basketball game.

Justin Lin and Andrew Dodge are penning the script for the film, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Rumours of a 'Space Jam' sequel sparked last summer after James and his company SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal with Warner Bros.

LeBron James has been compared to Jordan since the NBA all-star entered the league in 2003. Following Jordan's footsteps on the big screen makes sense for James, as well as the studio, which is constantly looking for material with established brand value.

LeBron James made his acting debut in the Judd Apatow comedy 'Trainwreck', where he played himself.

Lin, best known for reviving the 'Fast and Furious' franchise, is currently in post production on 'Star Trek Beyond'. He also recently helmed an episode in the newest season of HBO's 'True Detective'.