The second trailer for the upcoming film version of Cats has been unveiled and… it’s probably not going to change your mind about it, to be honest.
As you might remember, the first Cats teaser pretty much broke the internet when it was released over the summer, with critics on social media admitting they found watching stars like Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo and James Corden cavorting around dressed as human/cat hybrids equal parts disturbing and gripping.
Well, a second trailer was posted online on Tuesday afternoon, and it got pretty much the same reaction...
The new Cats trailer does offer a more in-depth look at certain aspects of the film, but this only led to even more questions, mostly relating to Idris Elba’s feline form and Taylor Swift’s shimmying...
Having said that, the trailer obviously did its job, with even those poking fun at the clip still admitting they couldn’t wait to see the full film...
For anyone who’s confused by the two Cats trailers, let us assure you that explaining the plot of the original musical to you probably won’t help at all.
The play basically centres around – you guessed it – a group of cats dubbed the Jellicles, who spend two hours introducing themselves to the audience through the medium of the song hoping they’ll be the one picked to “ascend to the Heaviside Layer” at the end of it all.
So basically, it’s The X Factor, but for cats, and the prize is... death, apparently.
The new film boasts an all-star cast of Dame Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Rebel Wilson and Jennifer Hudson, alongside newcomer Francesca Hayward, who is already a big name in the dance world.
Cats hits UK cinemas on Friday 20 December.