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Update: The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Aubrey Peeples (Nashville) has landed her first major film role as Jem in the forthcoming Jem and the Holograms movie. Additionally, Stefanie Scott (Disney's A.N.T. Farm) has been cast as Jem's sister Kimber, while Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) and Kayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) will play other Hologram band members, Shana and Aja, respectively. And here's our first tease of them in their respective roles: Catch up on Jem and the Holograms with our original story on the movie below. Rocking '80s cartoon icon Jem is getting her own live-action movie thanks to producer Jason Blum (Sinister, Paranormal Activity) and director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), but that's not the real news here. According...
- Peter Hall
It was only last month that it was announced G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu was taking the helm of a live action Jem and the Holograms movie, but today we've learned that the film has not only cast its leads but also released the first images of them in costume. Check out the poster above. The news was announced on the new official Jem and the Holograms Tumblr page, which also reveals the four new members of the cast. Let's break it down, shall we? Set to play the lead in the film and the lead singer of the titular rock band is Aubrey Peeples, who has spent most of her career on television with roles in shows like Nashville, Necessary Roughness and Burn Notice. She has only one feature credit to her name - the Nicolas Cage thriller Tokarev, which is coming out this year - »
If you were a child of the '80s, this news is for you! The "Jem and the Holograms" movie has been cast! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aubrey Peeples ("Nashville") will play Jem while Stefanie Scott ("A.N.T. Farm") will star as Jem's sister, Kimber. Aurora Perrineau of "Pretty Little Liars" will jam as Shana and Hayley Kiyoko of "The Fosters" will play Aja.
Jon M. Chu ("Step Up 2," "Step Up 3D," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the two Justin Bieber documentaries) will direct the film which is based on a popular cartoon (with an equally popular theme song, see below) and toy collection.
Blumhouse Productions and Scooter Braun Productions are teaming up for this project which is supposed to be an updated look at the show complete with social media shenanigans.
Peeples went on her own social medium via Instagram and posted the "Jem" cast picture below where she wrote »
Damn! Director Jon M Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) sure moved lighting fast on that Jem and the Holograms movie that he announced about a month ago. Today we have the official casting of the film, and a teaser poster to share with you. The cast for the film includes Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples as the lead character Jem; Disney's A.N.T. Farm's Stefanie Scott as Jem's sister, Kimber; Pretty Little Liars actress Aurora Perrineau will play Shana; and The Fosters' Hayley Kiyoko will take on the role of Aja.
The movie is based on the 1980s animated series, and the story "centers on an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation. She and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt -- one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father."
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- Joey Paur
These girls are truly outrageous!Yep, the "Jem and the Holograms" movie is really happening -- and today, we now know who will be playing the title characters.For those unfamiliar with the 1980's cartoon, the story follows the adventures of Jerrica Benton and her rock-star alter-ego, Jem. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon M. Chu will helm the film, with Scooter Braun and Jason Blum producing.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will center on an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation and embarks on a music-driven scavenger hunt.Chu just announced the first casting info online earlier today. So, who's in the band?Aubrey Peeples will play our pink-haired heroine. Peeples is most well-known for her role as Layla Grant on "Nashville," where she also proved that she can in fact sing ... something very important for this role.Stefanie Scott will take on the role of Kimber, »
- tooFab Staff
Aubrey Peeples, who plays Layla Grant on ABC’s Nashville, landed the title role in the live-action adaptation of Jem and the Holograms, the 1980s cartoon and doll. Sources close to the production confirm the Hollywood Reporter’s story that Peeples, 20, will star as Jerrica Benton, a teenage orphan with a rock-star alter-ego, Jem.
No release date is set yet for the film, but production has already started. In the film, which is written by Ryan Landels »
- Jeff Labrecque
The first Jem and the Holograms movie images have been released for director Jon M. Chu’s (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) adaptation of the 1980s animated TV series, as the cast is now unveiled. Things have been moving fast on the Jason Blum-produced film, as it was only just announced a little over a month ago. Chu’s cast is led by Aubrey Peeples (Nashville) as Jem, Stefanie Scott (Flipped) as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) as Aja, and Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) as Shana. For those unfamiliar with the property, the story revolves around the adventures of the titular rock band and its mysterious frontwoman Jem. In this adaptation, Jem is an orphaned teenager who becomes an internet sensation and subsequently embarks on a music-driven scavenger hunt with her band. Blum previously told us that the pic will be rated PG, and I’m interested to see how this curious project turns out. »
- Adam Chitwood
When news of a Jem and the Holograms movie that was looking for fan submissions to fill the cast as singers, dancers and more arrived nearly two weeks before April Fool's Day, we thought reported director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Believe) might be setting up an elaborate prank. But here we are almost an entire month later, and not only is the project real, but the four main roles have been cast, and a first look at the relatively unknown actresses in the roles has been revealed. With all the nostalgia for the 80s that has been heading to the big screen, we're not surprised, but this seems to be happening quickly. Here's the first look at the cast of Jon M. Chu's Jem and the Holograms from the film's Tumblr: For those who don't know, Jem and the Holograms was a cartoon series from Hasbro, »
- Ethan Anderton
G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu has signed on to bring another '80s Hasbro cartoon series to the big screen: Jem And The Holograms. The live action movie will be produced by Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Scooter Braun, and Yahoo! have now exclusively announced the cast. "In her first major film role, Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as the lead Jem in the live-action Jem and the Holograms film, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu. The Holograms have also been cast: Stefanie Scott, who starred on Disney's A.N.T. Farm, will play Jem's sister Kimber; Pretty Little Liars actress Aurora Perrineau will play the Holograms’ Shana; and The Fosters' Hayley Kiyoko has been cast as Aja." We still don't know who'll play "The Misfits" (the baddies), or if they'll even be a part of the movie, but stay tuned for updates. »
0 0 1 166 950 Latino-Review 7 2 1114 14.0 Normal 0 false false false En-us Ja X-none Paramount and MGM are working together to bring the tale of Ben-Hur to the big screen. Paramount will co-produce and distribute the MGM project.
According to Variety, Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is set to direct the project from a script by 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley and Keith Clarke. The film is based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ." The tale revolves around two storylines: the story of Jesus and the story of Ben-Hur. The latter follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him. Slavery and betrayal are two topics Ridley and Clarke have proven they know how to write about very well.
MGM and Paramount are also working together to release Hercules, »
- Laura Frances
Sony Pictures Entertainment has set the Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation pair of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to provided the screenplay for their upcoming Watch Dogs feature film, Deadline reports. Watch Dogs centers on Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker bent on revenge and inflicting his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. Using all of his skills, Pearce hacks into Chicago's Central Operating System (ctOS), which controls the city's infrastructure, including security cameras, traffic lights, and public transportation, as well as databases containing key information on the city's residents. In the game, Pearce turns the entire city of Chicago into his ultimate weapon. The project is being overseen at Ubisoft by Ubisoft Motion Pictures. At »
News Simon Brew 24 Apr 2014 - 06:45
The officlal start of production press release for the new Terminator movie lands. But has its name changed?
There may be something to this, there may be not. But it looks as if Paramount may yet be tinkering with the name of the now-filming new Terminator film.
For some time, the film has been known as Terminator: Genesis, but the official start of production press release has now been issued by Skydance and Paramount, and the title of the film is simply Terminator on it.
Of course, it's possible to read too much into that, but the film is now directly referred to as the Terminator reboot. Given the film's apparent ties to Terminator 2, it sounds more like a belated sequel to us at the moment.
Here's the official press release anyway. More on the film as we hear it...
Hollywood, CA (April 23, 2014) –
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have announced that the latest installment of The Terminator franchise has started filming. For those that missed our previous coverage, here’s the official release date and a breakdown of the main cast:
“Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography is officially underway on the “Terminator” reboot, directed by Alan Taylor (“Thor: The Dark World,” “Game of Thrones”). The film is shooting in New Orleans.
The new film is written by Laeta Kalogridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”). David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (“World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) of Skydance Productions are producing. Executive producers are Skydance’s Paul Schwake (“World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”), Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison (“American Hustle,” “Her”), Kalogridis and Lussier.
“Terminator” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (“The Expendables 1 & 2,” “Terminator 1, 2 & 3”), Jason Clarke (“The Great Gatsby,” “Zero Dark Thirty”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jai Courtney (“Divergent, »
- Jonathan James
<< Continued from Summer Forecast: #1 - 1213. The Fault in our Stars (June 6): As usual, there's not a ton of compelling content for women this Summer. One exception to that is The Fault in Our Stars, which is a romantic drama based off the popular John Green novel. The trailer has over 15 million views on YouTube*in line with most would-be blockbusters*and star Shailene Woodley is coming off a break-out role in Divergent. Look for this to be a solid hit as well. (Domestic: $120 million, Foreign: $55 million)14. Deliver Us From Evil (July 2): Horror movies can provide a nice alternative to all of the big-budget spectacle, R-rated humor, and animated fare that dominates multiplexes during the Summer months. Last year's The Conjuring was a surprise hit with $137.4 million; if anything is going to match that this year, its Deliver Us from Evil. The strong trailer features a lengthy, very frightening »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
A new image from the now shooting Terminator: Genesis, the fifth film in the Terminator franchise, has arrived online featuring Arnold dressed to the lethal nines... trademark sunglasses, leather jacket, et al. Check it out!
From the Press Release
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced that principal photography is officially under way on the Terminator reboot, directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, “Game of Thrones”). The film is shooting in New Orleans.
The new film is written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness) of Skydance Productions are producing. Executive producers are Skydance’s Paul Schwake (World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness), Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison (American Hustle, Her), Kalogridis, and Lussier.
- Steve Barton
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography is officially underway on the Terminator reboot, directed by Alan Taylor (“Thor: The Dark World,” “Game of Thrones”).
The film is shooting in New Orleans and Paramount will distribute the film worldwide on July 1, 2015.
Terminator stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (“The Expendables 1 & 2,” “Terminator 1, 2 & 3”), Jason Clarke (“The Great Gatsby,”“Zero Dark Thirty”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” “Jack Reacher”), J.K. Simmons (“Men, Women & Children,” “Up In The Air”), Dayo Okeniyi (“The Hunger Games,” “The Spectacular Now”), and Byung Hun Lee (“Red 2,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”).
The new film is written by Laeta Kalogridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”). David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (“World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) of Skydance Productions are producing. Executive producers are Skydance’s Paul Schwake (“World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”), Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison (“American Hustle,” “Her”), Kalogridis and Lussier. »
- Michelle McCue
Filming on Terminator: Genesis, the fifth instalment and quasi-reboot of the Terminator franchise, kicked off in New Orleans yesterday, with Skydance Productions marking the occasion by posting an image of the film’s clapperboard, revealing the working title of ‘Vista’…
Meanwhile, The Arnold Fans got the first set photo of a leather-clad Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of the film…
Terminator: Genesis is set for release on July 1st 2015, with Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) directing a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as John Connor, Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) as Danny Dyson and J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Michael Gladis (Mad Men) and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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- Gary Collinson
Masters Of The Universe is like a projectile rattling around the pinball table of development, careening from director to writer and back again but never quite settling. It’s off in a different direction again now, with Kick-Ass 2 writer/director Jeff Wadlow taking a crack at the script.The film, which will draw from Mattel’s popular 1980s toy line and the cartoons the company cooked up to help sell it, will present some take on the story of the heroic Prince Adam, who becomes the even more heroic He-Man via his magic sword and the power of Greyskull. He has to protect Eternia and its people from the singularly inept evil of Skeletor, who despite his skull face, also looks like he’s spent time at the gym with The Rock.Sony has been attempting to get this project on its feet since 2009, and thereby to wipe our memories clear of the 1987 film. »
The Masters of the Universe movie still doesn’t have a director, but it does have a new writer. Sony has been developing a reboot of the Mattel adaptation for a few years now, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu previously attached to take the helm. Chu subsequently departed the project later last year as Pirates of the Caribbean co-writer Terry Rossio came aboard to rewrite the screenplay, but apparently the project still has a significant amount of development left to go, as Kick-Ass 2 writer/director Jeff Wadlow has now signed on to do another rewrite of the script. Hit the jump for more, including the possibility of Wadlow taking the helm. Per THR, Wadlow does not have a deal to direct Masters of the Universe at this time, but it remains a possibility down the road. For now, he’ll focus on shaping the screenplay with »
- Adam Chitwood
The Internet may still be buzzing from its first look at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot hitting theaters this year, but the heroes on a half-shell are far from the only 1980s characters plotting a live-action comeback. Case in point, development on the long-rumored Masters of the Universe reboot continues.
For a while, it looked like the film was inching (ever so slowly) towards production, with director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) leading the project. However, fans hoping that his version of the film – which was said to avoid a campy approach to the material – would see the light of day were disappointed when ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
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