A 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie Is Coming
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
March 20, 2014
The 1980s classic Hasbro cartoon Jem and the Holograms is getting its own live-action film courtesy of Justin Bieber's famous manager Scooter Braun.
Braun, G.I. Joe director Jon M. Chu and producer Jason Blum took to YouTube to announce the news Thursday, March 20, 2014.
"If you have a cool mom, she'll definitely know who she is," Blum jokes.
The beloved cartoon aired from 1985 to 1988 and chronicled the adventures of music producer Jerrica Benton, who had a singer alter-ego Jem, and her band the Holograms.
According to Variety, the film will reimagine Jem for a "hyperlinked social media age," and revolve around an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation. She and her sisters then embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt, which sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father. Production is set to start in the spring.
Braun, Chu and Blum have already created a site for the film -- JemTheMovie.com -- and are asking fans to help with everything from designing the costumes to casting.
Check out the video for the exciting announcement!