Basketball legend, LeBron James, will now be seen in a digital court along with a team of Looney Tunes characters in HBO Max’s Space Jam: A New Legacy, streaming from July 16.
A sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam which featured Michael Jordan, the movie will showcase the father-son relationship between James and his youngest son Dom (Cedric Joe).
The trailer begins with a little bit of resentment between James and Dom as James tries to push him towards basketball. Between the argument, the two end up in Serververse, a domain created by a rogue AI. The two split up and King James is required to win a basketball match to take him back.
He is thrown into the Tunes world where he meets Bugs Bunny. Together, they assemble a team of Looney Tunes to win the match against the evil AI. It is Tunes Squad v/s Goons Squad, in what turns out to be the most important match of James’ life.
The official description reads:
“Welcome to the Jam! LeBron James, NBA champion and global icon, goes on an epic adventure alongside Bugs Bunny and his looney friends.
“When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the 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.”
Space Jam: A New Legacy is directed by Malcolm D. Lee, who is known for movies such as Undercover Brother, The Best Man etc. Ryan Coogler and his wife are present on the producer board too.
The movie also features Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green and Zendaya has been roped in to play Lola Bunny.
Space Jam: A New Legacy will release in theatres on July 16 as well as HBO Max for US viewers.
Catch the trailer: