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YOU OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES: JORDAN, RODMAN ON BIG SCREEN?
Published June 7, 1995
Warner Brothers' feature animation unit returns to business with "The Quest for the Grail" -- slated for a late '97 release. However, in late '94, WB also began developing "an animated/live action full-length feature" starring Michael Jordan and WB's Looney Tunes characters. The Jordan project could follow "Grail" (VARIETY, 6/5-11 issue). NBC's Jim Gray reports that Dennis Rodman, won wants to play in L.A. if the Spurs don't want him back, said he has been contacted by WB about playing a bad guy in the next Batman film (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 6/7). SPORTS FLIX ABOUND: VARIETY also reports that "there are more sports films than ever at the labels." Hollywood Pictures has two basketball pictures: "Eddie," with Whoopi Goldberg, and "Celtic Pride"; Touchstone has the baseball drama "Mr. 3000"; and Disney has two soccer films, "Big Green" and "Cardiac Express." Disney Studio head Joe Roth: "I like sports movies. They are very easy ways to tell stories" (VARIETY, 6/5-11 issue).