The First Trailer for JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS is Here!

1980s Cartoon Turned Live Action

Following the new batch of stills, we have our first trailer for Jon M. Chu’s live action version of the 80’s cartoon Jem and the Holograms, and yeah, it’s truly, truly outrageous.

Based on this new trailer, it’s certainly not like the cartoon, focusing on the path to music superstardom rather than holographic technology. It’s kind of like Bieber-turned-‘N Sync-turned-Beyoncé-turned-Timberlake. I mean it makes sense because Chu also directed the Justin Bieber documentary Never Say Never and Scooter Braun is producing. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing though, so let’s give it a fair shot. This could eventually fall in the category of modest charmers.

The musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica, along with Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aurora Perrineau, who round out the rockin’ quartet. Opening October 23rd, the film also stars Molly Ringwald as guardian Aunt Bailey, Ryan Guzman as Rio, and Juliette Lewis as Starlight Music record executive Erica Raymond.

Hit the jump to check out the first Jem and the Holograms trailer (courtesy of Buzzfeed), cut mainly for the Pitch Perfect or Bring It On crowd.

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.

1980s Cartoon Turned Live Action