Accompanied by the Looney Tunes, LeBron James must win a basketball game to save his son. The winner will be announced in the cinema on 14 July.
While he has made more than 1,300 appearances in his career, this one is not like the others. On Thursday 10 June, Warner Bros. unveiled a second trailer for the film “Space Jam – New Era”. Basketball player LeBron James shares the court with the Looney Tunes in a high-stakes challenge.
An artificial intelligence called AI G, played by Don Cheadle, has kidnapped the “King’s” child. To find him, AI G challenges the NBA star to a basketball game against a team of digital clones of the league’s best players.
In addition to LeBron James and Don Cheadle, known for his roles in the “Avengers” and “Ocean’s” sagas, the cast includes other NBA greats: Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers) or Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors).
“Space Jam – New Era” is a new version of the 1996 film “Space Jam”. The first film featured Michael Jordan in a confrontation with aliens during a basketball game.
The 2021 film will again feature a star of the orange ball. He is often considered, along with Michael Jordan, to be the two best players of all time, with four NBA titles won with three different teams, four MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals.
However, there are marked breaks with the feature film of 25 years ago. In addition to the change of players and the quality of the special effects, Lola Bunny, a character whose voice is dubbed by Zendaya, has been deliberately desexualised. The character of Pepe the skunk has disappeared, after the controversy accusing him of promoting rape culture.
Although Lebon James was eliminated early this season in the race for the NBA title, this film in which he stars will be released in French cinemas on 14 July 2021.