Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jem and the Holograms Live Action Movie Announced

It's happening! A Jem and the Holograms live action movie was announced through a YouTube video asking for fan submissions for casting. The film will be directed by Jon M Chu (best known for G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Justin Bieber's Believe movie) and produced by Scooter Baum (Justin Bieber's manager) and Jason Blum (know for producing low budget horror movies like Paranormal Activity).

The script was written by Ryan Landels, who worked on the bonus features for the G.I. Joe: Retaliation dvd and wrote for Chu's web-series The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.

Variety has more information about the plot:
Project will reimagine Jem for a hyperlinked social media age, the producers say, and revolve around 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.