FANS have reacted with bafflement after the first trailer for Taylor Swift’s Cats film was unveiled.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical is getting the Hollywood treatment, with Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper at the helm.
Swift, playing Bombalurina, heads an all-star cast including Idris Elba, James Corden, Francesca Hayward, Dame Judi Dench and Jason Derulo.
The film’s first trailer arrived yesterday but was met with mixed emotions, with fans expressing puzzlement and even fear at the look of the movie.
Cats uses CGI to graft its stars’ heads on to the bodies of two-footed felines, giving an effect that was described on Twitter as ‘creepy’.
One fan wrote: ‘I’m all in for a Cats movie, but holy hell those designs are creepy!’
Another said: ‘Looking at the Cats trailer, I prefer the Cats on stage to the movie. In the movie, actors look weird and creepy and CGI doesn’t do any justice to them.’
One fan compared the Cats trailer to that of horror sequel It Chapter Two, which was released hours before, and questioned ‘which one is more terrifying’.
Another Twitter user said: ‘I can’t believe the Cats trailer is scarier than the IT trailer.’
Rolling Stone magazine pronounced it ‘even more terrifying than anticipated’.
But Swift, known for being potty about cats, tweeted: ‘I am a cat now and somehow that was everything.’
The film is due for release on December 20.