Remember the old 80’s cartoon series, Jem and the Holograms?
Who wouldn’t remember those bright neon costumes and music video in every single episode. Can’t recall? lets see if the theme song jogs your memory:
Earlier we were teased with some movie stills of the upcoming film and we have just gotten a hold of the trailer for the movie and it’s hardly what we bargained for. Simply fabulous and outrageous, right?
Directed by Jon M.Chu (Justin Bieber’s : Never Say Never), the man who popularized the Step Up movies, remarked about his focus for this movie, “It’s actually about a group of young people who are going to be inundated with this idea of fame and fortune and products and stuff, and within all that, how do you stay true to who you really are? That’s the real soul of the movie.” Another point that the director is trying to highlight in this movie is about how will Jerrica be able to hide her secret identity in the age of social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
However we have to point out that the movie in no way resembles the original series that it is based on, with the tiny exception that it’s about music and Jerrica looks slightly like her original counterpart. The original Jem wasn’t some youngster who suddenly found fame via YouTube, but actually owned her own studio and of course the titular hologram Synergy which pretty much made it possible to hide her identity. So how is Synergy going to fit in all this and where are the Misfits? Is Jerrica’s only demons in this movie her own?
Whatever it is that triggered such a huge change in backstory in order to make it “relevant” has gotten older fans of the franchise in a literal uproar because it’s hardly anything like we remember (ruined childhoods incoming). We can only hope that they are still hiding in the film somewhere at the very least.
Written by Ryan Landels , this live action adaptation will “shine” on 23 October 2015. Starring Aubrey Peeples as Jem aka Jerrica Benton, Stefanie Scot as Kimber Benton, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja Leith, Aurora Perrineau as Shana Elmsford and Ryan Guzman as Rio Pacheco the band’s manager/ love interest for the female lead.
Besides this, there are rumours that Hasbro (who owns the franchise) also trying to push for My Little Pony live action adaptation too. Now THAT is outrageous.
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