Jem and the Holograms is getting a movie
Set your nostalgia machines for the early 1980s and get ready for an Aquanet and rhinestone rebellion. The Hasbro-owned toys that made their way to early-morning Saturday cartoons, is now headed to the silver-screen.
A new deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, will have director Jon M. Chu creating a feature-length film about the alter-ego escapades of Jem and the Holograms.
The news came from Chu, Blum and Braun who confirmed the film earlier today on YouTube, the film will be a modernization of the 80’s band, and their secret work saving the world.
For three years (1985 to 1988) the cartoon-series starred Jerrica Benton (also known as Jem) who rocked arena stadiums with her fellow sidekicks The Holograms. This new film will bring Jem out of the 80s and into the world of the internet, social-media and NSA surveillance.
The script was written by Ryan Lendels who briefly described the film in the video. Jem is now an orphaned teen that hits it big online, soon her and her sisters seek out clues left by her real-father, they are met with resistance and must overcome a series of obstacles to find all of the messages.