' ' Cinema Romantico: Space Jam: Dirty Work

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Space Jam: Dirty Work

(AP) July 27, 2027 – Even with Warner Bros. beaming the newest entry of their “Space Jam” Warner-verse series into the North American night sky on Friday and Saturday evenings so that people could watch from the comfort of their own backyards and through sunroofs if they happened to be stuck in traffic, “Space Jam: One on One” slam dunked the competition to earn $52 million this weekend. Zion Williamson, Bugs Bunny, and Yosemite Sam did not have to say their prayers in stopping the two-week run of the seventh Spider-Man reboot, “Spider-Man: At Great Length”, as king of the box office. This despite earning a 0% critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes for a movie in which Williamson plays the Gopher from “Caddyshack” in winner-take-all game of one on one.

The fifth film in the series was so successful that Warner Bros. immediately announced plans for a sixth, “Space Jam: Dirty Work.” A well-placed source inside the studio says this movie, too, will take place in the Warner-verse, where John McCabe of “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” arrives in the town of Presbyterian Church in 1902 to not merely open a brothel, like the 1971 Robert Altman film, but to erect a rudimentary basketball court to spearhead a gambling venture.

In the movie, the source says, McCabe will kidnap various Looney Tunes characters and force them to play daily against revolving teams of miners, gunfighters, and drifters in contests upon which everyone is invited to wager and that, given the timeframe and relative infancy and lack of understanding about the game, are less like basketball than mud wrestling. Fed up, the Looney Tunes make a wager with McCabe, that if they beat his most fearsome lineup (one likely to include Zod, Ursa, and Non of “Superman II”), they win their freedom. The Tunes proceed to enlist Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman as a mentor in the ways of getting down and dirty, throwing elbows and bending the rules to your advantage when no one’s looking. 

The late Anthony Mason will also play “himself” as an A.I.

No comments: