We couldn’t quite picture what Tom Hooper’s version of the famous Broadway musical cats would look like, especially when he started talking about “digital fur technology.”
Now the first trailer is here and it’s creeping people out. Instead of having humans dressed up like cats (as in the Broadway production), or animated cats, it’s a disturbing blend of people animated to look like cats. Complete with human bodies and human faces. Just with fur, ears and a tail.
Ian McKellen comes off the best, perhaps because he looks less like a cat here.
Here’s who’s playing who in the movie:
The rest of the cast includes Ray Winstone as Growltiger, Laurent Bourgeois as Socrates, and Melissa Madden-Gray as Griddlebone.