Gear up for round two in Space Jam: A New Legacy, the latest from director Malcolm D. Lee.

The ’90s hit that smooshed Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes together is getting a revamp with today’s king of basketball, Lebron James. He’s sucked into the animated world through a computer along with his son, and in order to get them both back to the real world, he has to team up with the Looney Tunes for an unusual game of basketball. Normal rules are out, cartoon logic is in, and big characters from all sorts of places show up to watch (and maybe participate).

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The long-gestating project has had its problems, with Lee actually coming in to replace Terence Nance, who left the project citing creative differences with the studio. Lee is a solid comedy director, though, riding high on hits like Girls Trip and Night School. Even if he did come in late, he still provides steady hands for this zany comedy.

And with this many Tunes bouncing around, the film will need some steadiness. Much of the original cartoon team has been reassembled, and while you catch glimpses of other famous characters running around, it appears that these franchise staples, along with James, will make up the film’s core. Whether they can capture the joy of the original, though, remains to be seen.

Space Jam: A New Legacy is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Lebron James, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Don Cheadle. It will be released in the US on July 16th and in the UK on July 23rd. For international release dates, click here.

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