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We Are The Misfits, Our Movie’s Better: Comics Alliance Pitches The Jem Movie, Part One

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Last week, Hasbro announced that a movie based on Jem, the classic 1980s animated series about the glamour, glitter, fashion and fame of a rock star with a secret identity, was in development, helmed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu. Since this is literally the most important thing that has ever happened, ComicsAlliance has cleared its schedule to allow for that most fun pastime for writers on the internet: Rampant speculation about what we would do if we were in charge of bringing Jem and the Holograms to the big screen.

Today, CA Senior Writer Chris Sims takes a shot at what he thinks a truly, truly, truly outrageous (whoa-oh-oh-oh) Jem movie should be.

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‘Jem And The Holograms’ Creator Christy Marx Shut Out Of Live Action Movie

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When the news broke about the announcement of a Jem and the Holograms movie, ComicsAlliance promised to stay on top of the story, and today, just in case the very idea of a Hollywood adaptation of Jem having its roles crowdsourced via Tumblr wasn't weird enough, we have now reached the second wrinkle of the story: Christy Marx, the original creator of Jem and the Holograms, won't be involved in the movie.

In a statement on her Facebook page that followed the announcement of Jon M. Chu's upcoming film, Marx revealed that she was informed of the movie a few days before the announcement and spoke to Chu about it, but that "no one in the entertainment arm of Hasbro wanted to talk to me, have me write for it, or at the very least consult on it."

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There Is Going To Be A ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Movie And They Are Casting It On Tumblr

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Am I awake right now? Is this whole world a just beautiful dream? Because folks, it is rare that news comes across the desk here at ComicsAlliance that literally brings me to tears of joy, and today, that has happened. I am openly weeping at my desk, because it has just been announced that there will be a Jem and the Holograms live-action feature film from G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu. The beauty of the man who brought us last year's greatest cliff-side ninja fighting turning his attention to the glamour, glitter, fashion and fame ofJem is overwhelming.

The film is still in its extremely early stages of production, though, and has yet to be cast. In fact, Chu, along with Jason Blum and Scooter Braun are looking to cast the Holograms by having fans submit videos of themselves via Tumblr. And now you know why I wasn't sure if this was a dream. Check out the video announcement below!

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Hasbro Unveils ‘Thunderbolts,’ ‘G.I. Joe Vs. Transformers,’ And More SDCC 2013 Exclusives

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Maybe I'm biased having spent the better part of sixth grade painting spare Spider-Man toys to look like Citizen V, but having seen USA Today's reveal of Hasbro's San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusives all I can really think is, "It's about dadburn time we got some Thunderbolts action figures."

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Integrity Toys Brings Back The Misfits For Their ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Line

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Ever since Integrity Toys announced their line of high-end Jem and the Holograms dolls, I've been waiting for them to finally get away from those goody two-shoes Holograms and get to where the real action is: The glam rockers and multiple attempted murderesses of Jem's rival group, The Misfits. Now, according to Toy News Internationa

‘Jem’ Collector Dolls Are Getting The Band Back Together With Series 2: The Holograms

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As you might already know, we're a pretty obsessive group here at ComicsAlliance, and one of our biggest obsessions is Jem and the Holograms, the truly outrageous story of a glam band built on a secret identities and bizarre adventures. Naturally, we were all pretty

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Parting Shock: Jem, Bobby Hill And Your Favorite Cartoons Go Trick-Or-Treating With Dennis Culver [Art]

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As they have done many times before, ComicsAlliance's sister site Moviefone has teamed up with Edison Rex artist Dennis Culver to imagine some of our favorite fictional characters doing things that no decent person could ever imagine. But Ha

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Six Spoooooky Halloween Specials From Our Favorite Cartoons

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I've never really liked slasher movies. To be honest, they scared the living hell out of me when I was a kid, and even though I've long since realized that, say, Chucky could be pretty easily punted into the next county, I never really got over that distaste

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Integrity Toys Reveals More ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Fashion Dolls

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If you and your friends are Jem girls with an incredibly large amount of disposable income, get ready for showtime. After the announcement at San Diego of a new line of dolls featuring Jerrica Benton's roc

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Hasbro To Launch New ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Collectible Fashion Doll Line At SDCC 2012

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Hasbro teased Jem and the Holograms fans something fierce this past fall at NYCC with a massive display showcasing the 1985-1988 animated series' toy line in all its former glory while clearly stating that they didn't necessarily have plans to revive it. The time for totally outrageous teasing is over, however, with Ha

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