Spike Lee Eyes Follow Up to ‘Levees’ plus Day In The Life of Kobe Debut

Spike Lee is considering a revisit to the area where Hurricane Katrina struck in the next two years for a potential follow up to his acclaimed HBO miniseries “When The Levees Broke.” The director of the upcoming Michael Jordan documentary due in 2009 also revealed release plans for his “day-in-the-life” documentary on Kobe Bryant. “I’m going to go back, not just to New Orleans but to other areas affected, because it’s not over,” he told audiences at Silverdocs, the AFI/Discovery Channel docu fest last week. According to Variety, while Lee didn’t specify what the project would cover, he hinted at its focus when he described his feelings about the current situation on the Gulf Coast. “What the press is not really talking about is the mental state — suicide, self-medication,” he said. “It’s horrible.” Lee also said he thinks there’s room for a scripted feature about post-Katrina New Orleans and tipped that “The Wire” creator David Simon, whose “Generation Kill” debuts this summer on HBO, may be working on a similar project. In related news, Lee’s day-in-the-life documentary on NBA star Kobe Bryant shot earlier this year will kick off the NBA season on ABC/ESPN this fall.

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