Ever since the first trailer for Jon Chu’s Jem and the Holograms dropped, it became apparent that the adaptation of the 80s cartoon would not be exactly what nostalgia-fueled fans had in mind. It’s entirely a contemporary take, maybe even a slightly futuristic one if a new character revealed in this latest trailer is any indication. Yeah, there’s a robot. A cute little robot who looks a bit like the one from Earth to Echo and BB8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If it was just the character itself, I’d say go ahead and dive right into the video, but since it’s part of the plot and reveals some spoilery moments, those of you who are irked by that sort of thing might just want to avoid it. It remains to be seen how audiences will respond to this film, but it’s clear that it’s geared toward influencing a new generation of fans.
Starring Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica/Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja and Aurora Perrineau as Shana, Jem and the Holograms also stars Molly Ringwald, Ryan Guzman, and Juliette Lewis, and opens October 23rd.
Watch the latest trailer for Jem and the Holograms below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Jem and the Holograms:
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.
Check out more of our recent coverage on Jem and the Holograms below:
- Watch: JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Behind-the-Scenes Video Focuses on Family, Identity
- Jason Blum on THE GIFT, Breaking the Rules, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, and More
- JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS: Jason Blum Says Don’t Judge the Movie By the Trailer
- New JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Images Show Glitter and Glamour
- JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Image Features Candy-Colored Hair and Crazy Outfits