Live-action feature in development…
‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ director Jon M. Chu, ‘Paranormal Activity’ producer Jason Blum, and Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun have announced, via Tumblr and an official site, that they are working on bringing 1980s cartoon ‘Jem and the Holograms’ to the big screen with a live-action movie.
Created by Christy Marx, the series ran for three seasons and followed Jem, the musical superstar alter ego of Starlight Music owner/manager Jerrica Benton, who transforms into the rocker with the help of a holographic computer called Synergy. The series was a joint collaboration by Hasbro, Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions.
The plan is to re-imagine the series for a new generation with “themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media age.”
Penned by Ryan Landels, the film will 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.
You can check out the trio’s announcement video below, in which also reveal that they are asking fans for help in the creative process.