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Director John Chu is taking on Jem & The Holograms and they want your help

03.20.2014

After getting a solid hit with GI JOE: RETALIATION and later bowing out of the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE pic, director John M. Chu has been weighing his options for his next project, but apparently he's sticking with '80's toys as his inspiration. After already signing on for a threequel to GI JOE, Chu is now planning to dive into the world of JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS. You may be asking yourself: Who the hell are they? Well, that would certainly show which era you grew up in, but for those not in the know, Jem is a the alter ego of Jerrica Benton, who owns her own music company called Starlight Music and has a pair of hologram earrings that keep her identity safe. Hey, it was the '80's.

Chu, along with producer Jason Blum and music producer Scooter Braun, have put together a little announcement video that is a unique take on the Kickstarter process; instead of asking for your money, however, they are asking for your creative input. By inviting the public via social media, they are looking for your ideas on costumes, music, casting, characters, etc. by posting a video with the tag #JemTheMovie. It's an interesting and interactive way to engage fans, no doubt, even if it feels a bit gimmicky.

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS was on after GI JOE and TRANSFORMERS when I was a kid and it was never my thing, but I always watched the opening because I liked the song. That was as far as I got, but I know there is a huge audience of female viewers who adored the show and have that same nostalgic sweet spot for it that many men do for 'Joes and Transformers.

 

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12:19AM on 05/17/2015
Jon M. Chu is a fucking hack. This movie is gonna be a disaster.
Jon M. Chu is a fucking hack. This movie is gonna be a disaster.
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3:21PM on 03/21/2014
Wut?

Truly Outrageous!!!!!!!!!
Wut?

Truly Outrageous!!!!!!!!!
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10:56AM on 03/21/2014

I'm a GUY and I watched this...

..growing up, right alongside G.I. Joe and Transformers. It was one of my favorite shows and I hold some serious nostalgia, LOL. So it ain't just a woman thing.

That said, I've been wanting to do an anime styled reboot for this for quite some time, and this might be just the motivation I was looking for, so I'll probably chime in on their site and drop some ideas. :D
..growing up, right alongside G.I. Joe and Transformers. It was one of my favorite shows and I hold some serious nostalgia, LOL. So it ain't just a woman thing.

That said, I've been wanting to do an anime styled reboot for this for quite some time, and this might be just the motivation I was looking for, so I'll probably chime in on their site and drop some ideas. :D
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7:24AM on 03/21/2014
Called it. I think it has to be set in the 80s otherwise don't bother.
Called it. I think it has to be set in the 80s otherwise don't bother.
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8:47PM on 03/20/2014
Im game for this movie. It was never my thing either but I really like the opening title. Its very catchy. But I doubt if modern generation (not born in 80s or 90s) would be interested in this. They probably need big name pop star to be Jem. Taylor Swift, perhaps.
Im game for this movie. It was never my thing either but I really like the opening title. Its very catchy. But I doubt if modern generation (not born in 80s or 90s) would be interested in this. They probably need big name pop star to be Jem. Taylor Swift, perhaps.
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2:53AM on 03/21/2014
If that's the route they're going, I think Katy Perry might be a better fit.
If that's the route they're going, I think Katy Perry might be a better fit.
3:16PM on 03/20/2014

This is Outrageous

Glamour and glitter? Fashion and fame? This is truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous.
Glamour and glitter? Fashion and fame? This is truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous.
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3:19PM on 03/20/2014
you just beat about 10 people to this quote.
you just beat about 10 people to this quote.
3:07PM on 03/20/2014
... What? Seriously?
... What? Seriously?
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2:52PM on 03/20/2014

The only way I'd actually see this movie

is if they gave the actual Misfits (Jerry Only, Glenn Danzig, etc.) a cameo.
is if they gave the actual Misfits (Jerry Only, Glenn Danzig, etc.) a cameo.
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2:37PM on 03/20/2014
I'm going to significantly date my self in internet years, but I'll just leave this here [link]
I'm going to significantly date my self in internet years, but I'll just leave this here [link]
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1:54PM on 03/20/2014
How....odd. I mean, I've seen stranger ideas for a film. But why adapt this now? I can't imagine there are a ton of people who remember this show. I can't even imagine what story they would pull for this film. So, will this be in the 80's or a contemporary version?
How....odd. I mean, I've seen stranger ideas for a film. But why adapt this now? I can't imagine there are a ton of people who remember this show. I can't even imagine what story they would pull for this film. So, will this be in the 80's or a contemporary version?
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1:36PM on 03/20/2014
That would be Amazing!! Truly truly truly amazing!! (Sarcasm)
I am glad he isn't doing MOTU now. GI Joe sucked.
That would be Amazing!! Truly truly truly amazing!! (Sarcasm)
I am glad he isn't doing MOTU now. GI Joe sucked.
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1:11PM on 03/20/2014
Given his background with dance films and those Justin Bieber documentaries, combined with the nostalgia factor of GI Joe, Jem and the Holograms makes sense for Jon M. Chu. I wonder if they will be going "dark and gritty", with copious amounts of mascara.
Given his background with dance films and those Justin Bieber documentaries, combined with the nostalgia factor of GI Joe, Jem and the Holograms makes sense for Jon M. Chu. I wonder if they will be going "dark and gritty", with copious amounts of mascara.
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