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First Official Trailer for Tom Hooper's Extravagant 'Cats' Movie Musical

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July 18, 2019
Source: YouTube

Cats Movie

"Touch me!! It's so easy to leave me… all alone with the memory… of my days in the sun!!" Hello! It's here! Universal has debuted the first official trailer for Tom Hooper's big new movie musical Cats, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous Broadway show. A few days ago we featured a behind-the-scenes preview, now we get to see what this is all about and how the CGI cats look playing around on giant sets. And it looks, well, fun? And extravagant and totally ridiculous and very, very cats-y. This fresh new take on Cats stars a huge ensemble cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Ray Winstone, Laurent Bourgeois, Laurie Davidson, and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut. You just need to see this for yourself and make what you will of it. They definitely look like cats, humanoid CGI dancing cats.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Tom Hooper's Cats musical, direct from Universal's YouTube:

Cats Movie

Cats Movie Poster

You can still watch the behind-the-scenes first look for Tom Hooper's Cats here, to learn more about this.

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street to tap. This new Cats movie is directed by Oscar-winning English filmmaker Tom Hooper, director of the movies Red Dust, The Damned United, The King's Speech, Les Misérables, and The Danish Girl previously. The screenplay is written by Lee Hall and Tom Hooper. Adapted from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical (which premiered in 1981), based on the poetry collection "Old Possum's Books of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot. Universal will release Hooper's Cats in theaters everywhere starting December 20th, this Christmas, later this year. Excited yet?

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24 Comments

1

jesus christ that looks unbelievably creepy.

4chan on Jul 18, 2019

2

In some weird and good way ...

shiboleth on Jul 18, 2019

3

facepaint, spandex, like the Broadway production. Why they felt the need to cgi everything is beyond me, uncanny valley should be the subtitle of the movie.

4chan on Jul 18, 2019

4

As said above, I haven't seen it on the stage, so I want to check it. Not a big deal. But I also must agree with you about the cgi. Terrible thing, terrible and obnoxious at the same time ...

shiboleth on Jul 18, 2019

5

just get the DVD they released of the play. The only problem with cats is it's boring in my opinion, the songs are memorable, but there's no story, it's just cats doing shit and one dies at the end. I feel this movie is going to either be boring or annoying. Either way, check out the musical first.

4chan on Jul 18, 2019

6

I just might listen to you. Thanks ...

shiboleth on Jul 20, 2019

7

...and yet no matter how creepy it looks, Idris Elba is still one cool cat.

Akirakorn on Jul 18, 2019

8

*nods respectively towards you* https://media3.giphy.com/media/VzDOUOa6zlw9a/giphy.gif

4chan on Jul 18, 2019

9

BOVRIL Hotel!! So English.

DAVIDPD on Jul 18, 2019

10

Beautiful. Jennifer Hudson is such an incredible singer.

kitano0 on Jul 18, 2019

11

Is something wrong with me if I want to watch this? I see some cliches, but still, I might be enjoying this ...

shiboleth on Jul 18, 2019

12

I hope it floats your boat man. But yeah, there might be something slightly wrong with you if you want to see it... 😉

THE_RAW_ on Jul 18, 2019

13

Believe me, sometimes things are much worse than slightly. But let's not worry about it, I'll make it through somehow. And yes, let's not overreact over this, I honestly am only slightly interested in this. No biggie. There are many better ones than this one ...

shiboleth on Jul 18, 2019

14

I guess you're staying true to the old saying? "Curious as a ________". But keep me posted if it's worth a shot.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 22, 2019

15

Yup. When and if that times come. You guys kinda discouraged me about this...

shiboleth on Jul 22, 2019

16

You gotta lot of guts admitting that, shiboleth...lol...no...sorry, man...but this looks pretty lame...then again, I'm like Raw in that I hate musicals...so I would take my opinion with a grain of salt....lol...

thespiritbo on Jul 18, 2019

17

Yeah, I know. But I have to indulge myself a bit. I never saw it in theater so I must be compensating. As for the musicals, I mostly dislike them, same as you, but sometimes, just sometimes. I let myself enjoy few of them. Can't be that bad ... Or ..?

shiboleth on Jul 18, 2019

18

...lol...or indeed...lol...

thespiritbo on Jul 19, 2019

19

And I thought "It:Chapter 2" was the scariest trailer I watched today.... I hate musicals, especially musicals with creepy cat people, so it's a hard pass. Memories is a great song though. Also, did anyone else initially misread the director as Tobe Hooper? I immediately thought "That's weird..." and then realized my error.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 18, 2019

20

...lol...that would be weird...but no...pity though as it might have then been at least half way interesting. Cheers!

thespiritbo on Jul 18, 2019

21

Exactly Bo! lol

THE_RAW_ on Jul 22, 2019

22

Well that's a whole lot of cgi. I hope they don't edit all the fabulous dancing that they are promising like they do with so many modern dance films. Still the cats are so creepy I don't know if I can watch this one. I've never been a fan of the show anyway.

outofnormal on Jul 18, 2019

23

The must disgusting shit i ever see lol. I don't like cat but human cat is gross to look at it.

Stanley Smith III on Jul 19, 2019

24

i can't believe someone thought making this was a good idea.

dan on Jul 20, 2019

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