PHOENIX – A trailer has just been released for the movie Cats, based on the award-winning Broadway musical of the same name, and most of us were not ready.
When word got out that the classic musical would be turned into a movie, a lot of speculation ensued. The biggest question being how did the team plan to bring these cat characters to life on the big screen?
Instead of large feline costumes and make-up, the new film uses motion-capture technology to create digital fur. How are we feeling about this? Impressed or a little scared? Maybe both.
You may recognize a few faces in the trailer. The cast of the movie includes Taylor Swift, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson, and more as you have never seen them before (AKA as cats).
This is definitely a dream come true for cat lover Taylor Swift.
The film is directed by Tom Hooper (known for Les Miserables) and produced by Steven Speilberg.
The plot of this timeless story follows a tribe of cats, the Jellicles, through one long night as they make the “Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will be given a new life and be sent to the “Heaviside Layer.” If you’re a bit confused, it’s ok.
In the new trailer, you can see all of the actors as dancing felines while listening to Jennifer Hudson belt out the iconic ballad, “Memories,” originally sung by Barbra Streisand.
On July 17, Universal Pictures released a behind the scenes video of the cast rehearsing and sharing their favorite memories while creating Cats.
The broadway musical originated in 1982 with music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and the script based on the book “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by E.T. Elliot.
Cats will come to a theater near you on Dec, 20. Are you going to see it?