Earlier this week, the cast of Cats teased the highly anticipated film adaptation with a behind-the-scenes video. And now, there’s a brand-new teaser to accompany it.
Universal Pictures just dropped the first official trailer for the upcoming movie, and (disclaimer!) the CGI effects are mildly horrifying. (You’ve been warned.)
In the clip, we’re introduced to the tribe of cats, including Macavity (Idris Elba), Jennyanydots (Rebel Wilson), Old Deuteronomy (Judi Dench), Grizabella (Jennifer Hudson), Bombalurina (Taylor Swift) and Bustopher Jones (James Corden).
The story follows the gang as they decide who will make the annual ascent to the Heaviside Layer. While there’s no denying the soundtrack and choreography will be spectacular, the internet can’t stop talking about the downright terrifying “cats.”
Some Twitter users compared it to other CGI wins, writing, “The fact that Cats is basically a more realistic Avatar is horrifying, but I literally CANNOT WAIT.” While others pointed out the obvious: “It’s a bunch of people dressed like cats…what did everyone expect?! Of course it’s terrifying.”
Sure, we already knew that the costumes would be completely different from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical. However, we never expected to see our favorite actors’ faces plastered on realistic feline bodies…and that’s exactly what happened.
Cats will hit theaters on December 20.