Before there were Bronies, there were PacheBros! That is all coming full circle, as the 80s animated series and toy line Jem and the Holograms is getting its own live action movie! Announced this morning, G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu will be taking the helm with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, The Purge) and musical mogul Scooter Braun producing.
The fan-friendly trio launched a special announcement video this morning, asking all of you JemHeads out there for your truly outrageous submissions in getting this movie made! They are looking for casting ideas, audition tapes, costume designs, and even music proposals. They want you to be a part of the team.
Watch and check out their unique approach to this very popular property, which could launch the next great cinematic franchise for both young boys and girls alike, as it includes them in the production process.
The movie will be a modern day live-action reinvention of the 1980s Hasbro classic cartoon. Created by Christy Marx, the original Jem and the Holograms series was a joint collaboration from Hasbro, Marvel and Sunbow Productions. It began airing in 1985 and ran for three seasons, following the adventures of the titular Jem, the musical superstar alter ego of a young woman named Jerrica Benton who, with the help of a holographic computer called Synergy, is able to clandestinely perform rock concerts with her friends.
Jem and the Holograms comes to theaters October 23rd, 2015 and stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Ryan Guzman, Nathan Moore, Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu.