July 16 (UPI) -- Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James has hired Malcolm D. Lee to take over directing duties from Terence Nance.
Nance's departure was amicable with the filmmaker having a different creative vision for Space Jam 2 from studios Warner Bros. and James' SpringHill Entertainment, Deadline reported.
Lee is best known for helming Universal comedies Girls Trip and Night School.
The original Space Jam was released in 1996 and featured Michael Jordan in the lead role. It grossed over $230 million globally.