It’s not quite showtime synergy as the live action movie version of ‘Jem and the Holograms’ doesn’t hit heaters until October 23rd, but filming of the Jon M. Chu-directed adaptation has been completed and the movie is in post-production right now. Based on the beloved 80s animated series/toy line, ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ stars Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica Benton/Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber Benton, Aurora Perrineau as Shana Elmsford, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja Leith, Ryan Guzman as Rio Pacheco, Molly Ringwald as Ms. Bailey and Juliette Lewis as Erica Raymond.
It appears that some liberties have been taken in the transition from animated series to live action film, but hopefully the filmmakers will retain the spirit of the original.
You can view some new high resolution photos below, which should give you some idea of what to expect:
Are you impressed with the cast, at least as far as their appearance?
Personally, I don’ have any problems with the cast, but I worry that Jem doesn’t look different enough from Jerrica. Also, maybe I’m just too old, but their stage costumes look a little junky– a bunch of mismatched patterned scraps stitched together and Be-Dazzled to hell and back.
But at least it’s something to tease fans until a trailer can be released to give a better idea as to what to expect.
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.
Jem and the Holograms, based on the iconic Hasbro animated TV series, is written by Ryan Landels and produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro. It’s set to be released on October 23rd.
Source: Comic Book Movie