'80s cartoon 'Jem and the Holograms' to be live-action movie with help of social media

Published On: Mar 21 2014 04:55:58 AM HST   Updated On: Mar 20 2014 07:30:00 AM HST

A truly, truly outrageous resurgence of the '80s is well at hand in Hollywood.

According to the director of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Jon M. Chu, the '80s cartoon pop band Jem and the Holograms is coming to theatres.

Chu is no stranger to pop music-based movies. He directed two Justin Bieber documentaries and two of the “Step Up” films. He’s also slated to direct the upcoming G.I. Joe sequel, which doesn’t have a title at this time.

Bieber manager Scooter Braun will produce the remake with Jason Blum, known for his work on “Paranormal Activity” and “The Purge” among other films.

The trio is reaching out through social media to make the remake a reality, asking for advice and tips on costumes, writing music and casting.

"It’s kind of like Kickstarter, but we’re not asking for money,” Chu said in an announcement video posted on YouTube and the movie’s official webpage.

The movie, Chu said, will be a live action film based on the 1980s popular cartoon by Hasbro, “Jem and the Holograms.” The cartoon plot revolved around Jerrica Benton, who would transform into Jem with the aid of holographic earrings and go on adventures with her band, the Holograms.

When it comes to getting social media involved, the trio is looking for the best out there in cyberspace to get cast in the movie.

“We want you to be our movie star,” Braun said in the YouTube video.

Think you’re “truly outrageous?” Visit JemTheMovie.com for more information.


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