Warner Bros. has dropped the first official trailer for the LeBron James starrer Space Jam: A New Legacy.
With the release date of Space Jam: A New Legacy inching closer, Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for the highly-anticipated movie featuring Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. The trailer offers fans a look at James as he teams up with the Looney Tunes to save his son from A.I. villain Al-G Rhythm, played by Avengers: Endgame star Don Cheadle.
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Released in 1996, the original film told the story of the Looney Tunes’ efforts to win a basketball competition after the beloved cartoon characters challenge alien invaders to a game in order to secure their freedom. However, the aliens steal the talent of professional basketball players and transform into the dreaded Monstars, prompting the Looney Tunes to recruit Michael Jordan onto their team. LeBron James is expected to play a similar role in the Space Jam sequel. Here is the official synopsis:
Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. 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 the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: 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. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee from a script written by Ryan Coogler and Sev Ohanian, Space Jam: A New Legacy stars LeBron James, Sonequa Martin-Green as Savannah James, Ceyair J. Wright as LeBron “Bronny” James Jr, and Don Cheadle. Ryan Coogler is also on board as a producer alongside LeBron James under his SpringHill Entertainment label, Duncan Henderson, and SpringHill’s Maverick Carter. Justin Lin, Sev Ohanian and Jamal Henderson are executive producing.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is currently scheduled to be released in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Warner Bros. movie and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!