Universal Pictures has just released the first trailer for Jem and the Holograms directed by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). You can check out the absolutely abysmal trailer below
In a hyper-linked social media age, an orphaned teenage girl, Jerrica Benton (Aubrey Peeples), becomes an online recording sensation, and she and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt – one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles – in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.
The movie stars also stars Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja and Ryan Guzman as Rio. Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis also star.
Created by Christy Marx, the original “Jem and the Holograms” series ran for three seasons beginning in 1985 and quickly became a cult favorite. A joint collaboration from Hasbro, Marvel and Sunbow Productions, the series followed Jem, the mysterious lead singer of the rock group “Jem and the Holograms”. Her real name is Jerrica Benton, and under this name she is the owner and manager of Starlight Music. Jerrica adopts this persona with the help of a holographic computer, known as Synergy, which she would use to project “the Jem hologram” over herself to disguise her features and clothing enabling her to assume the Jem persona. While disguised as Jem, she would be able to uses this ability to avoid danger and provide special effects for the performances of her group.
Jem and the Holograms 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.
The movie arrives in theaters on October 23rd