Live-Action 'Jem And The Holograms' Movie Headed To Big Screen
We're way too excited about this!
A live-action version of the 1980's animated TV hit Jem and The Holograms is coming to the big screen!!
Check out the video announcement from director Jon M. Chu and producers Jason Blum and Scooter Braun!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Chu, Blum and Braun made the announcement Thursday on YouTube where they revealed they are making a modern day live action reinvention of the cartoon.
They also turned to fans of the show and toyline to help writing music, designing costumes and even casting.
The cartoon ran from 1985 to 1988 and told the adventures of Jerrica Benton and her alter-ego, Jem, a singer who fronted the band called The Holograms. Ironically, the show was produced with the involvement of Marvel Productions, which were hoping to replicate the success of G.I. Joe.
According to the producers, the new Jem is being reimagined “for a whole new generation with themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked social-media age.”
Ryan Lendels wrote the script which, per the producers, centers on an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation. 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.
Okay, so it may have been too much to ask that we get some 1980's glam pop-punk realness, but that doesn't mean a modernized Jem can't be just as fun!
Just don't forget that the real reason Jem works is The Misfits. ("We are The Misfits! Our songs are better!"...and they kinda were.)
And don't forget Synergy! And Rio two-timing Jem and Jerrica and both of them apparently being cool with it!
Are you excited for a live-action Jem and the Holograms, Instincters?