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Jem and the Holograms may go down in movie history as one of the craziest things to have ever happened, but not for the simple reason that it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a great film. The film is about to hit (October 23), and no one seems to be making a truly concerted effort to let you know.
Back when the film was announced, and subsequently when casting info came out, the ’80s were on people’s lips, and a lot of retro everything was hot. That trend has died out, and not that many people took to Jem anyway. Jon M. Chu was somewhat hot at the time too, as the man behind The Lxd, and a couple of Step Up titles was attached to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and uhh… ’80s cartoons, right?
At this point, things are a little weird for the film, and »
- Marc Eastman
All eyes will be on director Jon M. Chu this October when the G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer pulls back the curtain on his other Hasbro toy adaptation – music-themed Jem and the Holograms – but Chu is already thinking further ahead. Over at Paramount, where he last worked behind the camera on the Joe sequel, the director has become attached to produce action-adventure thriller Escape, from a script by Tze Chun (TV’s Once Upon a Time).
The story is being kept mostly under wraps but centers on an unlikely team of tech whizzes with criminal pasts who come together for a top-secret mission. In addition to writing for ABC’s popular fantasy series, Chun penned the script for an taut, little thriller back in 2013 called Cold Comes the Night, which starred a newly post-Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston and Alice Eve. It’s more that gig than his TV work that »
- Isaac Feldberg
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