Justin Lin, the director of such films as "Fast and Furious 6" and "Star Trek Beyond," is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' sequel to the cult-classic film "Space Jam," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sources tell the site that the film is in the early stages of development, with Lin and Andrew Dodge writing up a script.
James' production company, Spring Hill, announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment in July.
Even though a script may be in the works, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that a deal has yet to be struck with the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player.
This wouldn't be his first venture as an actor. James had a role in the Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck," which was released around the time of the Spring Hill-Warner Bros. deal.
The original "Space Jam" starred Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan, and earned $230.4 million worldwide during its run in theaters.