Kids TV really isn’t what it used to be! 80s and 90s children’s television programmes were immense. Dungeons and Dragons, Heman, Thunder Cats, Transformers, Brave Star ... I could go on for hours. However, news that Jem and the Holograms is going to be made into a film made my inner child very happy. It’ll be awful of course, but I’ll go watch it regardless.
Reported on Mashable, makers are using the method of crowdsourcing to find creative talent to help with the process. With Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity), Scooter Braun (Justin Beiber’s manager) and Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation) on the case, Chu says “we want to invite you into our process and help us make our next movie... From writing music, to designing costumes, 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.”
I can’t sing, dance or in fact act for toffee, and I’m most definitely WAY too old, however could you imagine being a Hologram! Big blue 80s layered hair, a star on your cheek and a pink and gold lamé mini dress. Yes oh yes. Am humming “It’s truly, truly outrageous” as we speak.
Quite possibly the best news I’ve had all week (it’s been a long week okay!), it did get me thinking how the idea came into conversation with the three makers in the first place? Like, “so guys, you know what we need? Jem, Jem and the Holograms, that’s what?”
No doubt a cross between High School Musical and Step-up it’ll be a teen treat, but what’s most exciting is the method the film makers are using to get creative talent on board. With Veronica Mars created via crowdfundning on Kickstarter by fans, what else will we see in the future?
My only hope it that I’ll have a reason to get my 80s make-up on! Get my Reflex 80s gear out and go party on the opening night! Hah.
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