For megafans of Jem and the Holograms who met the news of a movie adaptation with a raised eyebrow and muttered threats that they'd better not screw this up, here's a hint from producer Scooter Braun that we can perhaps all unclench a little. For he has seen the movie, and it is good.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, who caught up with Braun at a fundraiser this week, the producer has already seen a screening of Jem's big-screen story -- and while there will be a few changes before the film is final, it's already basically awesome.
"It has so much heart; it’s such a good story; the music’s so good," Braun said. "I thought the actresses just did a really good job, and when the movie ends you’re just like all right, all right, we got something here."
Not only that, but Braun also didn't hesitate to share his enthusiasm for the "Jem" soundtrack, saying, "I literally went back to Universal, who we have the soundtrack with, and I said, 'You guys, we have a serious sleeper with this movie coming.' "
Or in other words: Jem! The music's contagious!
Of course, there are some critical answers still missing from Braun's report -- i.e. he should just admit that Juliette Lewis is the leader of the Misfits already, because c'mon, she has to be -- but with months to go before audiences have a chance to see "Jem and the Holograms," this is all very encouraging, and maybe even truly outrageous.