Following the behind-the-scenes featurette that debuted yesterday, Universal Pictures has released the second trailer for Jem and the Holograms. Based on the hit animated TV series from the 1980s, director Jon M. Chu's adaptation brings this beloved character back to life on the big screen for the first time. Watch one young girl's rise to fame, with a little help from "Synergy."
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. This trailer introduces fans to a new version of "Synergy," which is much different than the TV series version.
The latest footage reveals that Jerrica's (Aubrey Peeples) father was working on a mysterious invention, which he would have shown her when she's older, had he not passed away. That invention is "Synergy," a tiny robot that shows her footage of home movies with her dad when she was just a little girl. In the original animated TV series, which ran from 1985 to 1989, Synergy was a computer that projected holograms, and gave Jerrica her "Jem" alter-ego and protected her true identity.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up series, G.I. Joe Retaliation), the musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis. Jem and the Holograms, based on the iconic Hasbro animated TV series, is written byRyan Landels and produced by Jon M. Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun, Bennett Schneir, Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.
The adaptation hits theaters October 23, going up against The Weinstein Company comedy Burnt, Lionsgate's The Last Witch Hunter, Paramount's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Open Road Films' Rock the Kasbah. This is shaping up to be one of the most competitive weekends at the box office. Let us know what you think about the new Jem and the Holograms footage after checking out the second trailer.