Entertainment Movies
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email

The Cats trailer is officially here, and in spite of all the warnings you may still not be ready. Because a movie about cats based on a stage show about cats based on a book of poetry about cats from the 1930s with a wildly confusing plot is pretty much guaranteed to mess with your mind.

Universal dropped the first trailer for the adaptation of the West End-turned-Broadway production on Thursday night, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Directed by Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King’s Speech) and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), the musical fantasy will feature the big-name cast members singing and dancing while donning questionable CGI-ed fur. Where it gets a little terrifying is the actors-as-cats’ instantly recognizable faces, so much so that you may want to claw your eyes out. Or, perhaps, computer-enhanced cat people are what make you purr and the trailer is your bowl of milk.

The cast is as big and wide-ranging as it gets, including Dame Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Sir Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo and Rebel Wilson. Francesca Hayward, principal dancer in London’s Royal Ballet, rounds out the cast in her big-screen debut, making it easily the most varied cast you’ve ever laid eyes on.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

This Christmas, you will believe. #CatsMovie

A post shared by Cats the Movie (@catsmovie) on

A new poster for the movie has also been released, and it appears to feature Hayward’s character, Victoria, approaching a giant door — on two legs, not four, but whatever. Hudson’s voice is enough to make audiences forgive and forget anything.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

One night, one chance. #CatsMovie

A post shared by Cats the Movie (@catsmovie) on

Naturally, the Internet reacted quite strongly to the adaptation. The general vibe? Mostly confusion.

On Wednesday, Universal released a behind-the-scenes look at the movie, which further examines the use of “digital fur technology,” which has never been used before. Perhaps once everyone sees that explanation, the bewilderment will vanish.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Go behind the scenes for a first look at #CatsMovie. Trailer this Friday.

A post shared by Cats the Movie (@catsmovie) on

Cats hits theatres on December 20, 2019.