LeBron James plays a high-stakes basketball game in the trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy

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The official trailer for the upcoming movie Space Jam: A New Legacy was released on Warner Bros Pictures YouTube channel on Saturday.

The feature, in which LeBron James stars, is centered around a high-stakes inter-dimensional basketball game that the athlete must play alongside the Looney Tunes characters to win his son back from a malicious computer algorithm.

The sports comedy was directed by Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins director Malcolm D. Lee and will serve as a sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam.

New looks: The official trailer of Space Jam: A New Legacy was released on Warner Bros Pictures YouTube account on Saturday

New looks: The official trailer of Space Jam: A New Legacy was released on Warner Bros Pictures YouTube account on Saturday

The trailer opens with the 36-year-old Lakers member trying to convince his son Dom, played by Cedric Joe, to go to basketball camp, which the teen doesn’t seem interested in.

During a tense conversation in an elevator, the athlete’s youngest son admonishes his father for his high expectations and remarks, “You never let me do what I want to do. You never just let me do that. ‘

Dom leaves his father and gets lost in a large server room, after which James tries to find his son and humorously notes, “I bet Will Smith isn’t dealing with this.”

After his son is taken away by an invisible force, the 36-year-old approaches a large sphere that engulfs him in a flash of light and takes him through a multiverse of various media franchises, including Game Of Thrones and The Wizard Of Oz.

Plotline: The upcoming movie centers on the Lakers star, who must play a high-stakes basketball game to win his son back from an evil algorithm

Plotline: The upcoming movie centers on the Lakers star, who must play a high-stakes basketball game to win his son back from an evil algorithm

Plotline: The upcoming movie centers on the Lakers star, who must play a high-stakes basketball game to win his son back from an evil algorithm

Family suspense: The trailer opens with James clashing with youngest son Dom, who doesn't want to follow in his dad's footsteps as an athlete

Family suspense: The trailer opens with James clashing with youngest son Dom, who doesn't want to follow in his dad's footsteps as an athlete

Family suspense: The trailer opens with James clashing with youngest son Dom, who doesn’t want to follow in his dad’s footsteps as an athlete

Dealing with it: The two are transported to a digital dimension, where a computer program played by Don Cheadle informs the Olympian that he must play a basketball game if he wants his son back.

Dealing with it: The two are transported to a digital dimension, where a computer program played by Don Cheadle informs the Olympian that he must play a basketball game if he wants his son back.

Dealing with it: The two are transported to a digital dimension, where a computer program played by Don Cheadle informs the Olympian that he must play a basketball game if he wants his son back.

The Olympian is then confronted by Al-G Rhythm, played by Don Cheadle, who informs him that he has been brought to the Serververse and that he will have to play a game of basketball to win his son back.

The malicious program instructs its assistant to send James to the Looney Tunes world, where he reacts in amazement when he turns into a cartoon and meets Bugs Bunny, who delivers his iconic phrase, “Uh, what’s up, doc?”

The pair then begin assembling a team to take over Al-G Rhythm’s picks, and although the athlete tries to win over players like King Kong and Gandalf, the animated rabbit begins to watch the recruiting of other Looney Tunes. characters.

Bring them together: James is then sent to the Looney Tunes universe, where he interacts with a variety of classic characters

Bring them together: James is then sent to the Looney Tunes universe, where he interacts with a variety of classic characters

Bring them together: James is then sent to the Looney Tunes universe, where he interacts with a variety of classic characters

Stacked Team: The athlete then looks for characters such as Superman and Gandalf to help him in his endeavors

Stacked Team: The athlete then looks for characters such as Superman and Gandalf to help him in his endeavors

Stacked Team: The athlete then looks for characters such as Superman and Gandalf to help him in his endeavors

Using what he has: the basketball star eventually settles for working with all of the Looney Tunes characters for the high-stakes match

Using what he has: the basketball star eventually settles for working with all of the Looney Tunes characters for the high-stakes match

Using what he has: the basketball star eventually settles for working with all of the Looney Tunes characters for the high-stakes match

When the squad is first brought together, Daffy Duck encourages Yosemite Sam to “ shoot the ball, ” to which the prospector responds with gunshots, littering the avian fan’s favorite with bullet holes.

After James is shown reverting to his human form and seeing Bugs transformed into a 3D version of himself, an assortment of characters including The Flintstones and the Iron Giant are seen arriving at the sporting event.

The Looney Tunes team is then introduced to The Goon Squad, a collection of physically impressive athletes with special powers; Daffy’s jaw literally falls to the ground at the sight of Rhythm’s selections.

Great Variety: The inter-dimensional game was attended by characters from multiple media franchises

Great Variety: The inter-dimensional game was attended by characters from multiple media franchises

Great Variety: The inter-dimensional game was attended by characters from multiple media franchises

Formidable Opponents: Al-G Rhythm introduces its version of the Goon Squad, made up of several super-powered athletes

Formidable Opponents: Al-G Rhythm introduces its version of the Goon Squad, made up of several super-powered athletes

Formidable Opponents: Al-G Rhythm introduces its version of the Goon Squad, made up of several super-powered athletes

Priorities: During the match, James' wife Kamiyah tells him he must win the match to 'get our son back'

Priorities: During the match, James' wife Kamiyah tells him he must win the match to 'get our son back'

Priorities: During the match, James’ wife Kamiyah tells him he must win the match to ‘get our son back’

The Lakers star has a brief chat with his wife Kamiyah, played by Sonequa Martin-Green, who tells him, ‘you have to win this game and get our son back,’ while Dom looks at his dad from the sidelines, reflectively.

Next, James is shown setting the audience in awe as he goes for a high-flying under-the-leg dunk before hitting a previously invisible wall and waking up on the floor with tiny versions of Tweety Bird circling his head.

The trailer ends with Grandma performing an acrobatic maneuver on her walker and sinking a three-pointer, causing the athlete to say, “Hooray.”

Space Jam: A New Legacy will be released in theaters on June 16 and on the HBO Max streaming service.

Crazy Skills: The trailer ends with Grandma sinking a highly acrobatic three-pointer, leaving James and Bugs in awe

Crazy Skills: The trailer ends with Grandma sinking a highly acrobatic three-pointer, leaving James and Bugs in awe

Crazy Skills: The trailer ends with Grandma sinking a highly acrobatic three-pointer, leaving James and Bugs in awe

Coming soon: Space Jam: A New Legacy will make its debut on July 16

Coming soon: Space Jam: A New Legacy will make its debut on July 16

Coming soon: Space Jam: A New Legacy will make its debut on July 16