'CATS' TRAILER WILL PROBABLY
SCARE THE HELL OUT OF YOU!
|Cats will meow this December, literally!|
ttention, spylings, we have a special broadcast today with fresh news and updates from Comic Con
which is raging currently over in San Diego. The day brought us the very first trailer for the live action movie musical version of famous CATS
and I don't know what to say, as someone said somewhere in comments it looks like stuff of nightmares with people in purrrfectly terrible masks of cats. And plus an annoyingly bad rendition of legendary song Memories
by infamously overrated Jennifer Hudson. If it is any consolation, at least part of the cast is amazing (if you can get over the fact that Taylor Swift is in it as well): Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Laurie Davidson, Jason Derulo, Rebel
Wilson, Idris Elba
|Judi Dench leads the cast as Old Deuteronomy!|
, James Corden, Ray Winstone
, are just some of the better known names in the Tom Hooper
directed musical which is out a few days before Christmas.
CATS THE MOVIE MUSICAL
ased on the book “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S.
t, the musical follows the Jellicle cats, a family of felines who go
before the group’s leader Old Deuteronomy to see who will be selected
to travel to the Heaviside
|Sir Ian McKellen is, naturally, Gus the Theatre Cat!|
layer for a new life. Over the course of a
single night, their tribe makes what is known as "the Jellicle choice"
and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to
a new life.
'HIS DARK MATERIALS' TRAILER
PLUS DEMON ANIMALS PHOTOS
has, meanwhile, released new trailer and photos (showing all the animals in the story) for their epic fantasy small screen TV series adaptation of
|James McAvoy leads the cast as Lord Asriel!|
's HIS DARK MATERIALS
which will also air on HBO later this Autumn! The first season follows Lyra (Dafne Keen
), a seemingly
|Lyra and her demon animal Pan!|
ordinary but brave young girl from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest
|Armoured battle polar bear Byrnison|
to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous
|Stelmaria the snow leopard!|
boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living and the dead in their hands. James McAvoy
|Mrs Coulter's golden monkey demon!|
is her father Lord Asriel. The new photos show polar bear Byrnison, snow leopard Stelmaria, Lord Asriel's dæmon, the golden monkey, dæmon of Ruth Wilson
’s Mrs Coulter and Pan, Lyra's demon.
"His Dark Materials" looks very good -- and I'm glad to see the girl's role is played by the girl who was in "Logan." She's terrific.ReplyDelete
And "Cats" -- jeez, I don't know. It's got a superlative cast but those costumes creep me right out.
Cats with boobies, how could we not be scared???Delete
What Dezzz said.Delete
I was afraid we was gonna see some cameltoes too if you get my point...Delete
Wow, looks fascinating ☺ReplyDelete
Cats or bears? :)Delete
Cats will probably do well with the furry crowd. I know some furries that will probably be very excited by what they see. As for "His Dark Materials," I think I may watch. Things that are urban fantasy or closely associated with it have been wearing on me lately, but these Golden Compass stories might avoid that because there's just enough of a difference for my mind to switch over. It's why I prefer my fantasy set in a medieval world for the most part: there's enough of a break for me to totally get on bored and sucked in because nothing is familiar. When I see things that are familiar to me, it causes a momentary suspension of disbelief and me (more likely than not) just thinking, "Oh this is where the writer is trying to be clever again. I do dislike people patting themselves on the back at how clever they are."ReplyDelete
Cats do have the strongest followship over at Facebook :) although I kinda find this one an offence to feline species LOLDelete
Mediaeval fantasy? I'm currently translating Anthony Ryan's three book epic saga Raven's Shadow for the readers in my country, you'd probably like it then!
"Cats" for me is 'Memories', the song, both music and lyrics. The musical has about 15 songs, all memorable, but 'Memories' is what people will call 'a million dollar song'.ReplyDelete
I also like the coreography in the show.
Apart from that, I don't know why it needs all those famous actors: Dench, Ian Mckellen, Elba.
My favourite performance of Memories is by Nicole Scherzinger, she is probably the most famous and best Grizabella ever. Her rendition of Phantom of the Opera is also my fave of them all.Delete
Those cats do look pure creepy! Even so, I’m not one who cares for musicals, so I’ll probably not subject myself to the freak show and save myself from a few nightmares.ReplyDelete
I wonder what my cats' reaction would be to it :)Delete
Uninterested, I'm sure.Delete
Lots of hissing too!Delete