A sequel to the Spike Lee-directed classic “He Got Game” may not be too far out of the realm of possibility.
The film’s star, Miami Heat guard Ray Allen – who by the way is being pursued by a bunch of other NBA teams for the upcoming season – has opened up about conversations he’s had with Lee regarding a second movie featuring his character, Jesus Shuttlesworth.
“Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first,” said Allen. “But it’s something we’ve been talking about for the last couple months. If we get a really good story line and are able to bring everybody back, then it would be something worth doing.”
Released in 1997, “He Got Game” also starred Rosario Dawson as Jesus’ girlfriend and Denzel Washington, who played Jesus’ father, a prisoner who was released on parole for one week to persuade his son to sign with the governor’s alma mater.
Although Lee posted a photo of himself and Allen to a social media account last summer, saying then that they were talking about a sequel, it wasn’t clear at the time how serious they were about making it happen.
Not letting his contribution to “He Got Game” rest, Allen admits that his teammates still call him “Jesus.” Add to that a commitment to making the sequel a reality and the likelihood of something happening could come in the not too distant future.
“Hopefully it works out,” he said. “We’ve got to get Denzel and we’ve got to get Rosario. Obviously, it’s been 15 or 20 years, so there’s so many new story lines to talk about.”
News source courtesy of EURweb.com!!!