First trailer for LeBron James' hotly anticipated 'Space Jam' sequel released

The anticipation surrounding the LeBron James-led sequel of the iconic animated Space Jam film has risen to a new level on Sunday (NZ time), with the release of its first full-length trailer.

In Space Jam: A New Legacy, the Los Angeles Laker superstar attempts to follow in the off-court footsteps of the legendary Michael Jordan, who starred in the film's original version back in 1996.

The story revolves around James' relationship with his son Dom, whose fascination with video games over sports games he's struggling to understand.

But after his child is pulled into a virtual server controlled by AI villain Al-G Rhythm (played by Don Cheadle), James teams up with the Toon Squad, which includes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Roadrunner, and the rest of the Looney Tunes, to defeat the Cheadle-led Goon Squad in a game of basketball to win his son back.

Much like its predecessor, Space Jam boasts a host of cameos from real-life NBA players, including the likes of All Stars Dame Lillard, Klay Thompson, and James' Lakers teammate, Anthony Davis, all of whom play against James' Toon Squad as animated versions of themselves.

The film is scheduled for release in New Zealand on July 17 (NZ time).

Watch the full trailer above