Universal Pictures has dropped a new trailer and a featurette for Jem and the Holograms, the upcoming adaptation of the 80’s cartoon series.
The film follows a small-town musician (Aubrey Peeples) who grows from an internet sensation to all-out global superstar. The journey will teach her and her sisters about what it is to find your own voice.
That’s about it.
So far, we’re not really sure what to make of this one. It’s simply too far removed from the source material, at least tonally and with that robot (!?) standing in for the cartoon’s Synergy, and we can’t imagine kiddies these days being overly familiar with the product. Then again, maybe that’s just us.
The new trailer offers a slightly spoiler-ish look at the film, which doesn’t mean too much when you consider the simplicity of such an outing.
Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Justin Bieber’s Believe) directs from a screenplay by Ryan Landels (The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers).
Jem and the Holograms, also starring Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Molly Ringwald, Ryan Guzman, and Juliette Lewis, hits the U.S. on October 23 and Australia on December 3.
Rundown 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.
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 by Ryan Landels and produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.