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The Classic 1980s Cartoon Jem and the Holograms Is Becoming A Live-Action Movie

Sure, why not?

The quintessentially 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms is getting a modern reboot. The series, which ran from 1985 to 1988, will soon be turned into a feature film, according to an announcement made on YouTube Thursday.

Director Jon M. Chu, producer Jason Blum and talent manager Scooter Braun have teamed up for this exciting, if puzzling, project. (Fun, mostly irrelevant fact: Braun represents Justin Bieber, and Chu directed the Justin Bieber Believe documentary, so there’s a healthy number of connections to the Biebs here.)

Otherwise, details are pretty scarce right now. “The movie, without giving away too much, is a modern day, live action reinvention of the 1980s Hasbro classic cartoon Jem and the Holograms,” Chu said in the announcement. The trio does, however, want fans to submit their ideas for the film using social networks like Twitter and Tumblr:

Fans can even submit audition videos and vie for the chance to appear in the movie. The original series, created in conjunction with a line of Hasbro toys, centered on a girl named Jerrica and her alter-ego, a singer named Jem. We can only assume that Justin Bieber will at least be offered a supporting role.

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