Back in July the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of Cats dropped and there was quite the reaction to say the least. No one was really sure what to make of human/cat hybrids and despite it being Comic-Con weekend it became the talk of the town. It’s been three weeks so things have calmed down a little but Universal Pictures decided to release a new behind-the-scenes featurette with the main cast and it does feature some new footage.
If we have learned anything from Alita: Battle Angel it’s that we can settle into weird looking main characters with enough time. The question for Cats becomes whether or not anyone is going to take a chance on the movie being a little weird at the beginning and whether or not it can go up against Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a gamble for Universal Pictures and we’ll have to see if it pays off. They lost the release date game of chicken last year when Mortal Engines bombed rather spectacularly. Let’s hope they don’t go two for two.
Summary: 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.
Cats, directed by Tom Hooper, stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and Francesca Hayward. It will be released on December 20th.