Largely inspired by the success of Roger Rabbit's Who Wants The Skin (1988) which put real actors side by side with cartoon characters, Space Jam (1996) had made the bet to add to this recipe the basketball, ultra-popular sport in the United States. At the time, it was the legend Michael Jordan who had lent himself to the game, staging in the film with characters from Looney Tunes (name of cartoon characters from American studios Warner Bros.) such as Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck. These characters will make their return in the sequel to the first film, called Space Jam: New Era (Space Jam: A New Legacy), this time alongside fellow NBA legend LeBron James.After more than twenty years of waiting, this recently leaked first synopsis gives us clues about King Ja's incredible future adventure.mes.
“While on a trip to the Warner Bros. studio, NBA superstar LeBron James and his son accidentally find themselves trapped in a world where all the stories and cult characters from Warner Bros. are under the control of a faltering, all-powerful force named Al G (played by Don Cheadle). With the help of Bugs Bunny, LeBron will travel to a whole new world, filled with movie scenes and iconic studio characters, as they reunite all of the Looney Tunes to save his lost son. In order to get home, Lebron and the Tunes will need to unravel Al G's mysterious plan and win an epic basketball game against digital and video game super-versions of the biggest stars in the NBA and WNBA, right in front of them. from around the world… ”Clearly, a“ best-of ”film that could touch nostalgic cartoons and NBA fans.
Space Jam: New Era, directed by Malcolm D. Lee and productby Ryan Coogler, is due out July 14, 2021 in France.