For all you ’80s kids, the hit cartoon Jem and the Holograms will be hitting the big screen soon. G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu will be directing the live-action remake and made the announcement via YouTube yesterday with Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum and music mogul Scooter Braun.
US Weekly reports:
“Cool moms and other fans of the pink-haired heroine came to love Jem and her band during the show’s three-season run from 1985 to 1988. Chu’s version — scripted by Ryan Landels — will update the story “for a whole new generation with themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media age.”
Check out the video above for more details.
20th Century Fox is certainly ahead of the game. While the 2015 version of The Fantastic Four is still in the works, Fox has already released a date for the sequel. The studio announced that The Fantastic Four 2 will hit theaters July 14, 2017. Fox also announced plans to release an untitled Wolverine film to open March 3, 2017. The studio has even set an untitled Marvel film for July 13, 2018.
Hollywood Reporter adds:
“Fox owns the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, so the mystery 2018 Marvel film could draw from either of those. It’s not unthinkable that the project might even be a crossover between the two.”
Apparently a woman named Jo Anne Vandegriff (who describes herself as homeless) is trying to get her big break in Hollywood, using none other than the US legal system. Vandegriff has filed a lawsuit against stars Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, Armie Hammer, and Disney. However, Vandegriff has no real crimes against them – her ploy is just to get all these people in a room together so she can pitch her own script.
The script is a Civil War romance mini series called “Heaven’s Angels.”
“Vandegriff is targeting Disney because she wants to open up the studio — which she claims produces lily-white content — to Black and Hispanic females.
She doesn’t apologize for using the legal system to make a buck, because, as she says in the lawsuit, “a mini-series of this nature only comes along once every twenty to thirty years.”
Vandegriff also claims her script will stimulate the economy, as well as promote “peace and harmony, and health and happiness.”
Alright girl, let’s see how this will work out.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter, TMZ, US Weekly | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Tumblr