Do you guys remember that 1980’s cartoon, Jem and the Holograms? It was a show that focused on all girl synth pop group, and I am pretty sure they would get in adventures. Truth is, the only thing I recall about the show was that the lead singer had pink hair, and the animation looked just like G.I. Joe. Well, good news for fans of that insane cartoon, as we are getting a movie of the show very soon. Just wait until you hear who is helping to make it.
Okay, so a Jem and the Holograms movie, partially produced by the dude who manages Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun. Seriously, you could not make this stuff up. The worst part is, it seems like they are trying to go a sort of gritty reboot. Okay, this sounds strange, and I am going to tell you what I think is really happening. I think Scoots is going to try to build himself an actual girl group around this movie. In other words, movie comes out, and the actresses tour as an actual band, releasing actual singles. From a money making standpoint, it is a genius cash grab, but only if it works. If you truly look at all the chips that need to stack up for this to work, it hits you. This probably wont work.
Don’t get me wrong, an actual Jem and the Holograms movie would be cool if they stayed true to the show’s cheesy roots, but that does not sound like what is happening here. The name Scooter Braun pretty much sums up how well this will go.
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