Warner Bros. Pictures’ new animated/live-action hybrid sports comedy, Space Jam: A New Legacy, hits theaters and HBO Max on July 16 (available in the U.S. on HBO Max 31 days from theatrical release). Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny in a film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Warner Animation Group, Proximity and Spring Hill Entertainment.
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., the basketball great 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.
James stars alongside Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (Avengers, Hotel Rwanda); Khris Davis (Judas and the Black Messiah, Atlanta); Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery); newcomer Cedric Joe; Jeff Bergman (Looney Tunes Cartoons); Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons); and Zendaya (upcoming Dune, Malcolm & Marie).
The screenplay is by Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance, Jesse Gordon, and Celeste Ballard; from a story by Taylor, Rettenmaier, Coogler and Nance. The film is based on “Space Jam,” written by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick and Timothy Harris & Herschel Weingrod. The film’s producers are Coogler, James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson; the executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.
The behind-the-scenes filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Carter; director of photography Salvatore Totino (Spider-Man: Homecoming); animation producer Troy Nethercott (Wonder Park); production designers Kevin Ishioka (The Mule), Akin McKenzie (When They See Us), and Clint Wallace (upcoming Eternals); editor Bob Ducsay (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi); and costume designer Melissa Bruning (Rampage, War for the Planet of the Apes). The music is by Kris Bowers (Greenbook, Bridgerton).
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures