by Alleef Ashaari in

Both The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It and Space Jam A New Legacy is officially coming to HBO GO Malaysia.

Based on one of the most sensational cases from the files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It scares its way onto HBO GO on 27 August 2021.

Telling a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy that takes the Warrens beyond anything they’d ever seen before – marking the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a legal defence.

Under the direction of Michael Chaves, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return to star as Lorraine and Ed Warren. The film also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard. The film was produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the Conjuring universe films.

When Chaves got the initial call to direct the film, he wasn’t expecting it, but he was fully ready to jump on board. “I had just worked with Michael Chaves,” Wan says, “and I really liked the guy a lot. I saw him grow as a filmmaker over the course of his first feature and felt his creativity, energy and mindset was exactly what The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It needed.

“It was a dream come true,” Chaves, characteristically upbeat, admits. “I’m a big fan of the Conjuring films. James is the modern master of horror, so to take the reins on this world he created is both exciting and daunting. There’s a huge responsibility not just to James, but to the fans, to the franchise, and to the characters he created. That was not lost on me.”

“What really sets this Conjuring apart and makes it so exciting,” Chaves says, “is that you have all of the scares and the terror that you would expect from a Conjuring film, but it is set against this incredible mystery that is tied into what the Conjuring universe is all about.”

The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It is the seventh film in The Conjuring Universe, the largest horror franchise in history, which has grossed more than US$1.8 billion worldwide. It includes the first two Conjuring films, as well as Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation, The Nun, and Annabelle Comes Home.

Welcome to the Jam! Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes as Space Jam A New Legacy gets in the game on HBO GO on 3 September 2021.

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee and composed of an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter, this transformational journey is a manic mash-up 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 safely by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny, and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized roster of professional basketball superstars as you’ve never seen them before.

LeBron James has always felt a special connection to Space Jam. “When I was 12 years old, I needed inspiration where I was growing up,” he states. “Michael Jordan was one of those people who gave me inspiration, along with my mother. When I think back on watching Space Jam, always having a love for Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, and then you add Michael Jordan, one of my favourite inspirations growing up? It felt like it was a match made in heaven for me.”

In the 25 years since the original film’s release, James has ascended to the top of the basketball world. Now he finds himself in front of the camera, eager to carry on a legacy he’s proud to uphold. “It’s an honour for me to be a part of the Space Jam world, to be able to reintroduce it to kids today and show them how unbelievable the Looney Tunes are, and how great our sport of basketball is, as well.”

If James is the soul of Space Jam: A New Legacy, the film’s heart can be found in Cedric Joe, who plays the character of LeBron’s tech-savvy middle child, Dom. Dom shares his dad’s all-in enthusiasm for his passion; the trouble is, for Dom that’s not basketball. Instead, he dreams of being a videogame designer, but he struggles to speak up in fear of disappointing his dad.

However, once they are pulled into the Warner 3000 server-verse, it’ll take both of their skills to find their way out. “Dom is in love with video games and coding. He is good at basketball but that’s not his main priority,” explains Joe. “Dom wants to build videogames and that’s what he wants to show his dad he can do, but his dad doesn’t really care about videogames because that’s not his priority. His dad is about basketball, and so he wants his sons to play basketball.”

“I think all ages should see this movie,” adds Joe. “It does have a message, that parents should sometimes open their eyes and see that their kids or other people can do more, that they have more skills than what you might think they have. Don’t underestimate people. Just listen.”

You can check out the trailers for both movies below:

Aspiring writer. Born in Amsterdam, raised in Malaysia. Comics are my passion. A gamer and science fiction enthusiast. PSN: AlleefAshaari
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