Watch out, Avatar and Endgame. With never-before-seen “digital fur technology,” Tom Hooper’s Cats is here to redefine the form of the moving image. If one has stopped laughing over the solemn magnitude imparted in the first featurette for the forthcoming musical adaptation, they can now turn their eyes towards the trailer–which is baffling, to say the least.
Starring Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, and Francesca Hayward, with help from Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), Universal and company is clearly aiming for something ambitious with the Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot adaptation. If they will fully succeed remains to be seen.
Check out the trailer below.
Cats opens on December 20.