Final Four to showcase new live-action/animated "Space Jam: A New Legacy" feature film

May 26, 2021 by Print
Final Four to showcase new live-action/animated "Space Jam: A New Legacy" feature film

Euroleague Basketball and Warner Bros. Pictures have joined forces to celebrate the exciting upcoming release of the all new live-action/animated film "Space Jam: A New Legacy", to be released in cinemas worldwide beginning on July 14.

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" will be the presenting partner of the Final Four warm-ups during the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, taking place over the last weekend of May.

Fans will have the opportunity to hear a new song from the film’s soundtrack and also to spot the Looney Tunes characters inside Laxness Arena over the course of the weekend.

Those watching at home will also have a chance to glimpse fan-favorite Tune Bugs Bunny during global television broadcasts. EuroLeague social media posts will also feature teasers for the movie.

A whole generation of EuroLeague fans grew up with the original " Space Jam" movie, so there is no better time to look forward to the release of the new film than during the decisive weekend of this season's competition, bringing together the best European basketball with leading international cinema.

About "Space Jam: A New Legacy"

Welcome to the Jam! Space Jam: A New Legacy stars LeBron James and is from director Malcolm D. Lee and the innovative filmmaking team that includes 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.

James stars alongside Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza and Zendaya. Lee directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Jesse Gordon and Celeste Ballard, story by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Terence Nance. Based on Space Jam, written by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick and Timothy Harris & Herschel Weingrod. The film’s producers are Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, and the executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Proximity/The SpringHill Company Production, a Malcolm D. Lee Film, Space Jam: A New Legacy. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be released in theatres beginning 14 July 2021.

About Euroleague Basketball

Euroleague Basketball (EB) is a global leader in the sports and entertainment business, devoted to running the top European competitions of professional basketball clubs under a unique and innovative organizational model. Owned and administered by some of the most successful and historic clubs in the world, EB manages and organizes the continent’s two premier men’s basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the 7DAYS EuroCup, as well as the sport’s premier under-18 showcase, the EB Adidas Next Generation Tournament.

The EB competitions bring the elite of European basketball to all five continents and to the entire sports community through the OTT platform EuroLeague TV. EB also organizes a series of community and educational programs. Its ground-breaking corporate social responsibility program One Team features all EB clubs that have already made a difference in the lives of over 22,000 participants. Its Sports Business MBA trains future professionals in sports management.