LeBron James morphs into Looney Tunes character in ‘Space Jam: The New Legacy
This year, director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative all-star team is bringing Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam” back to the cinema with an animated/live-action hybrid follow up, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” (Warner Bros., like CNN, is owned by WarnerMedia.)
In the follow up, NBA champ Lebron James needs to get his child back, however there’s just one method to do it: by leading Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and other ageless Looney Tunes characters to success versus a rogue A.I. on the basketball court.
The trailer guarantees an adrenaline-fueled, vibrant, household friendly occasion, bursting with referrals from the 1996 classic that starred NBA legend Michael Jordan.
When James is caught in the digitized world — the ‘Serververse’– he changes into a timeless 2-D Looney Tune.
Later On, when it’s time for the supreme basketball fight, James is back in his human kind, along with amped up, digitized variations of Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Granny, and other originals.
The video game represents James’ “highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself,” according to the movie’s run-through.
“The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even ‘King’ James by playing the game their own way,” according to the site.
James stars together with Oscar candidate Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green and other high-powered stars.
See it in theaters throughout the United States and on HBO Max for 31 days beginning July 16.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.