Earlier this week, Universal Pictures released the new trailer for their upcoming reboot Jem and the Holograms, based on the cult classic animated TV series. If you still find yourself in need of a Jem fix, then you're in luck, because today the studio put out a music video, set to the band's song "Youngblood." The video does feature plenty of new footage that we didn't see in the trailer, including another look at the pint-sized robot named Synergy.
Synergy represents one of the biggest changes from the animated TV series to the movie. In the original show, 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. That is certainly not the case here, with Synergy portrayed as a cute little robot. The trailer that debuted last week featured scenes where Jerrica (Aubrey Peeples) is told by her dad that he is working on something, which he'll show her when she's older, which turns out to be Synergy.
The first trailer didn't feature Synergy at all, but now we'll have to wait and see how hardcore fans react to this departure from the original series. There are still plenty of similarities between the movie and TV show, with the story following a small-town girl who catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, as 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.
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.
Jem and the Holograms will have plenty of competition when it hits theaters October 23, debuting alongside 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. Which of these movies will prevail at the box office this October? We'll have to wait and see, but until then, check out the new Jem and the Holograms footage showcased in this music video.