Glorious Second Trailer for Tom Hooper's Epic Live-Action 'Cats' Movie
"Going to the ball could get dangerous." Universal has dropped in with the second official trailer for Tom Hooper's epic movie musical Cats, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous Broadway show of the same name. This time turning it into some strange live-action hybrid CG cat mashup - which still doesn't look any less freakier than it did in the first trailer. 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. 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. They really went all out with this trailer, bringing out all the spectacle and glamour and furry madness and celebrities galore.
Here's the second trailer (+ another poster) for Tom Hooper's Cats movie, direct from Universal's YouTube:
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?
Looks a little creepy to me.
SteadyEddieTX on Nov 19, 2019
Well, I thinks this "looks" great...good cast. Miss Hayward is surely a beauty.
kitano0 on Nov 19, 2019
First trailer was something I found interesting and then bashing started. Now, after this one, I do see what people meant. Something's strange about it, really ...
shiboleth on Nov 19, 2019
It's a bit silly, now isn't it? The dialogue, the whole thing certainly seems childish to me. I suppose that's fine if you're a child. If you're an adult, then what? I would think, given the infantile nature of today's mass audience this will do quite well
thespiritbo on Nov 19, 2019
This looks absolutely awful.
Mark on Nov 19, 2019
The porn that will spawn from this will be absurd.
Josh Taylor on Nov 20, 2019
HAha horrible and true! 😀
ErrorSapiens on Nov 20, 2019
So dancers with actors faces motion tracked on to them? Creepy as F. Looks like a 1,45h meme.
ErrorSapiens on Nov 20, 2019
That music has got to go.
Charles Knowlton on Nov 21, 2019
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