‘Jem and the Holograms’ Movie Set for Oct. 2015 Release

Jem and the Holograms Universal

Universal has set an Oct. 23, 2015 release date for its “Jem and the Holograms” movie, based on Hasbro’s cult 1980s animated series.

The musical fantasy reimagines Jem amid the current hyperlinked social media era in a story of a small-town girl going from underground video sensation to global superstar with her three sisters.

Jon M. Chu directed from Ryan Landels’ script with Aubrey Peeples as the lead. Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis also star.

Producers are Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.

It’s the second project to land on the date after Warner  Bros.-New Line’s “The Conjuring 2.”


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  1. As long as they wear tight clothing I’ll be sure to rent this on the Redbox in the next few weeks before it ends up there.My bottle of lotion is by the television waiting for this one as well.

  2. Catherina says:

    I want jem and the holograms beat out paranormal activity ghost dimension at the box office of october 23-25 once and for all save america from unwanted r-rated horror movie now!!!!!

  3. Sarah.L says:

    Where is Jem the humanitarian?! The super hero?! The strong, confident, smart capable woman? Where’s the mystery or Shana’s hot purple fro?! NO MISFITS or Starlight girls??? Why even bother? YouTube has a bigger part than Synergy!

    Shame on you Universal Studios! You’re releasing a movie of a cartoon that many, many little girls and boys looked up to in the 80’s, for its action, diversity, humor and music and mangled it into a fluffy, unimaginative, self-absorbed cliche that’s being repackaged for a new generation. A generation that doesn’t know how much “Truly Outrageous” really meant; it was a symbol that meant I could be as strong as G.I. Joe but stay as glam as barbie, with Cyndi Lauper-esque originality.

    Universal Studios, I do have to thank you for one thing: the trailer. I know not to waste my money.

    Nice try casting Juliette Lewis, and Molly Ringwald, but you only succeeded in raising my hopes higher before dropping me down with more force.

  4. Ryan Jibben says:

    Whatever this movie is it is not Jem and the Holograms. Really bad Really Cheap. Whoever brought this to the screen has never saw the show and don’t care. Looks like someone slapped Jem on the title and wanted to make a quick buck. Rather have fingernails pulled out one by one then watch this crap

  5. How come they changed the black members race?! First the Annie movie and now this! How come Hollywood keeps doing this to classic characters?

  6. Capn says:

    Why does Hasbro allow this? Do they simply greenlight any screenplay without genuine review and thought? I realize they are trying to revitalize the line but at present, Jem’s core group of adult fans are not into that campy reboot crap. Get the younger generations hooked with innovative and challenging ideas, not with gimmicks and BS. I hate the director and hate what this movie represents. Just like the Equestrian Doll series, I will not be purchasing any related merchandise or seeing any of the films.

    • Dianna Fry says:

      I’m so glad Jem and the Holograms is getting a chance to shine for the current young generation! As a child of the ’80’s, I loved seeing all the old favorites from my generation brought back to life for today’s youngsters- G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Care Bears, My Little Pony, Transformers, Strawberry Shortcake, etc. For many years, I’ve so desperately longed to see Jem paraphernalia, too, as Jem was my ultimate favorite childhood show!!! Now, with the release of this new Jem movie, I’ll have my dream come true! It’ll be so wonderful for today’s kids to get to enjoy the treasure that is Jem, just as I did, growing up! I’m thrilled to see the film and the Jem merchandise on the shelves at stores!!!

  7. Stop with messing with the old cartoons!They are good just the way they are.If you have to do this,stay true to the original show and don’t redo the story.

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