2015 NBA Finals - Game FiveFresh off his hilarious turn in "Trainwreck," LeBron James may be taking his talents to a beloved '90s film.

Earlier this week, James and Warner Bros. announced a partnership between the studio and James's production company, SpringHill Entertainment, that many believe means that a long-rumored remake or sequel to "Space Jam" with James at the helm will soon become a reality. The 1996 flick featured basketball greats including Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, and Larry Bird teaming up with classic Looney Tunes characters to take on a group of evil aliens.

"To be able to partner with Warner Bros. will allow me to do some things I've always dreamed of," James said in a statement. He added on his official Facebook page, "Can't wait to bring you guys some amazing stories."

Reading between the lines, it sounds like "Space Jam 2" is all but a sure thing, though a Deadline report from last year linking LeBron to the project was quickly debunked by the basketball star. But a Capital New York reporter did some digging and discovered that Warner Bros. had reapplied for new trademarks for the "Space Jam" name just last month, before making the big LeBron announcement. Coincidence, or a hint that something truly is in the works?

We'll have to wait until James or Warner Bros. makes an official statement on the possibility, though with "Space Jam"'s 20th anniversary looming next year, the time sure seems right. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

[via: LeBron James, Wall Street Journal, h/t Deadspin]

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