Controversial Filmmaker Spike Lee to Write, Direct NBA 2K16

Controversial and acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee announced that his latest gig will not be  a film, but a video game’s single-player campaign. Lee has taken the helm on the upcoming NBA 2K16‘s “career” mode, which, according to Lee, will star an aspiring basketball player named Frequency Vibrations.

“It’s about the trials and tribulations of life on a big stage with the money, fame, temptations, family members, the press, fans, all that stuff,” Lee said. He also commented on the ease of his first directorial work in a motion-capture studio, mentioning that he liked not having to contend with costumes, hair, props, or other typical film-production issues.

Lee’s work in movies has been no stranger to controversy and often focuses in racism and other social issues, so this project will definitely be one to watch.  While we don’t know what exactly the career mode’s story will entail, players will still be able to create their own rookies’ appearances, just as they have in prior games.