There have been quite a few movies in the last few years based on toy lines, but most have them have been about franchises known around the world. However now one is coming that’s famous in the US, but not so well known in many other countries – Jem and the Holograms, according to THR.
G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu will direct the movie, with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, The Purge) and musical mogul Scooter Braun producing.
Jem and the Holograms will be a modern day live-action version of the 1980s Hasbro/Marvel cartoon, running for three season. The film will follow ‘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.’ The girl is Jessica Benton, who becomes her rock band alter-ego Jem, who performs alongside her band, The Holograms.
Chu, Blum and Braun announced the film with a special announcement video this morning, which asks ‘JemHeads’ to submit ideas for the movie, such as dream casting thoughts, audition tapes, costume designs, and even what the music should be. It seems like the hop to capitalise on the popularity of jukebox musicals like Glee and Pitch Perfect. You can take a look at the video below and submit your photos or ideas here.