Another year, another revival of a 1980s toy line and its animated series tie-in: Jem and the Holograms is getting a movie. Yep, the cartoon created to sell the toy line about record company owner Jerrica Benton and her secret alter-ego Jem (who fronted the pop band The Holograms) is getting the big screen treatment, in what will certainly be a cinematic classic on par with Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
In case you are wondering who will helm a film based on a 1980s cartoon that was itself created solely to sell Hasbro toys, well, it’s Jon M. Chu, the director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, as well as two Step Up films and two Justin Bieber films. So the stamp of quality is already on this thing.
The film will reportedly focus on an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation” as she and her sisters go on a “music-drive scavenger hunt” across Los Angeles as they “attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.”
In case you don’t remember Jem and the Holograms, perhaps this will jog your memory:
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