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[UPDATED] First Live-Action Jem and the Holograms Image Features Truly Outrageous Instruments

It's all about the instruments, baby.


JemHologramsInstrumentsKEYTAR! WE HAVE KEYTAR!

We’re still reeling over the fantastic news from earlier this week — the upcoming IDW comic based on Jem and the Holograms will feature Kimber and Stomer pursuing a romantic relationship — and now this! It’s an image from the March issue of Elle and granted, it’s pretty dang small but we’ll take it.

JemHologramsMagazineAnd blow it up just a smidge.

JemHologramsMagazine2I think we have a fringe belt of some sort!

We haven’t had much word on the live-action film from Jon M. Chu, starring Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis (just to throw out the most exciting names) for a while now but production ramped up rather quickly and fans were disappointed to hear creator Christy Marx would not be involved at all.

The main cast includes Nashville’s Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana, and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja. Ryan Guzman is playing Rio.

Ok but will the Misfits be riding on motorcycles shaped like guitars? NEED TO KNOW.


(via io9)

[UPDATE] Universal Pictures sent us along a high-res version of the first photo. We cropped it up and put it in a gallery so you can see it in better detail:

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As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up series, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), the musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis. JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, based on the iconic Hasbro animated TV series, is written by Ryan Landels and produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.

Loving the costume details we can see here now! What about you?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."