Do you remember the classic cult TV show ‘Jem and the Holograms’ about the “truly outrageous” rock/pop girl group? well it is getting a push to the big screen as a live action feature. And the team of filmmakers behind the project is turning to the social web for inspiration (and, for a lucky few, talent).
The crew behind this initiative are Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity), and director Jon M. Chu are partnering with toymaker Hasbro for the project.
“We want to invite you into our process and help us make our next movie, from writing music, to designing costume, even casting — whatever it is, we want you to be part of our creative team. Kind of like Kickstarter, but instead of asking for money, we’re asking for your creativity. instead of asking for money, we’re asking for your creativity.”
Jon M. Chu
The “casting” part should catch the eye of pop-wannabes. Chu basically turned the entire globe in to an open call for “triple threat” talent to star in the movie, so if you can sing, dance and act, break out those neon leg-warmers and get busy. Production gets underway this spring.