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Jon M. Chu Announces ‘Jem and the Holograms’ Movie


Jem and the Holograms, the 1980s animated television series about the adventures of a singer and her band, is being developed as a live-action film by G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu, horror producer Jason Blum and talent manager Scooter Braun.

The trio announced the project today in a video at, where they asked fans for submissions to help them write the music, design the costumes and select the cast. “Sort of like Kickstarter, but rather than asking for money, we’re asking for your creativity,” Chu said.

Produced by Hasbro, Marvel Productions and Rainbow Productions, Jem and the Holograms aired in syndication from 1985 to 1988, following the exploits of music-company owner Jerrica Benton, her pink wig-wearing singer alter ego Jem and her band the Holograms.


  • batGRRRl4ever

    The writer of the article shows he knows little of Jem. Jerrica never wore a pink wig to become her alter ego Jem, she had high tech ear rings that created a hologram around her body. Jerrica always said, “Showtime Synergy” to the machine that ran the hologram technology, and then, “Show’s over Synergy” when she wanted to look like regular Jerrica again and cancel the holographic imagery.

    Still, depending on if it’s FUN and getting the right actors, I’m cautiously looking forward to this! In my mind the singer Pink would simply have to be one of the Misfits!

  • mel

    Beyonce for Jem. I can see it now.

  • Alex Rae

    Actually, my partner and I had been developing the Jem story for over a year and we already have cast, crew, and a script that is copyrighted with the original story condensed into film. My partner contacted Mr. Chu a year ago asking him to direct our film, but he never responded to him. Then this happens after we asked him to direct our Jem film.

  • akkadiannumen

    I’ve been expecting this for a while now. :D

  • akkadiannumen

    Hollywood is called the land of broken dreams for a good reason.

  • alistaircrane

    Read the full article at the Hollywood Reporter. The movie does not sound like it has much in common with the cartoon.

  • Miles Goodison-Fearon

    I hope this doesn’t become a suckfest like the Josie & The Pussycats movie many years ago.

  • Guest

    It’s gotta be April Fools

  • Oscar Daniel Castillo

    this should be treated seriously. maybe as a vehicle for a singer but not as a joke.