‘Jem and the Holograms’ Trailer Downgrades Synergy From Glam Computer to Tiny Robot (Video)

Animated mainframe becomes a cute toy in Jon M. Chu live-action reboot starring Juliette Lewis

Last Updated: August 11, 2015 @ 2:38 PM

“Jem and the Holograms” is rocking out with an updated trailer, one that introduces a beloved character from the original ’80s cartoon.

Synergy, depicted in the 1985 animated series as a giant supercomputer offering advice from the future and supplying the holograms of the title, has become an adorable robot in the vein of Wall-E in director Jon M. Chu’s live-action update.

“Sharknado” actress Aubrey Peeples stars as the eponymous Jem, and uses the robot’s projected images (holograms!) as a reminder of her late father’s wisdom while facing a toxic talent agent in Juliette Lewis.

Opening October 23, the film co-stars Molly Ringwald as a foster mom to Peeples and bandmates Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko and Aurora Perrineau. “The Boy Next Door” star Ryan Guzman serves as Peeples’ love interest.