Tom and Jerry are going to extricate themselves from their animated universe to discover our world in the Who Wants Roger Rabbit ?.
If Hulu (and by extension Disney) is preparing very heavy with the reboot of Animaniacs which unveiled a trailer as crazy as it is irreverent, Warner also brings its famous cartoon characters up to date. After scoring a whole generation with Space Jam , Bugs Bunny and the other Looney Tunes will be back in 2021 in Space Jam: A New Legacy where they will this time pass the orange ball to LeBron James. Tom and Jerry will also have the right to return to the big screen with a film mixing animation and real shots , in the vein of Malcolm D. Lee's next film.
For this revival, the studio hired Tim Story ( Shaft , Trial , Fantastic Four ) to direct and Kevin Costello ( Brigsby Bear ) to screenplay. A few months before its theatrical release, Warner has unveiled a first trailer that is not really attractive.
The story will see Tom and Jerry move into a luxury New York hotel after struggling with accommodation, in which an important wedding will take place and where Kayla, a wedding planner played by a Chloë Grace Moretz (who seems to be ask what she did to get there), is responsible for getting rid of the mouse that could ruin the reputation of the establishment.
She thus hires the clumsy cat who will therefore launch once again on the hunt, which does not bode well for the career of the young woman (or the actress, as desired). The rest of the cast will be composed of Michael Peña, who after Dora and the Lost City is no longer an embarrassment, Rob Delaney, Colin Jost, Camilla Rutherford and Ken Jeong.
The film is due in theaters on March 3, 2021 in France.