Cats movie: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson and Jason Derulo star

Taylor Swift behind the scenes of Cats

Fans have reacted with bafflement after the first trailer for Taylor Swift's Cats was unveiled.

Tom Hooper, of The King's Speech and Les Miserables fame, is the director, based on a screenplay co-written by him and Rocketman's Lee Hall.

"DO NOT smoke weed and watch the Cats trailer", advised comedian Whitney Cummings. We've got Taylor Swift!

Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut. It tells the story of a bunch of, well, cats, who congregate at a ball to decide who will live and who will die.

And I have to say that after all those rumours of expensive motion capture and big sets to bring the actors and their feline characters to life, that the results are - interesting. These included just how weirdly small the cats appear, their unusual 'sexy breasts,' the confusing 'fur coats,' and most of all their creepy mutant human/cat faces. The Cats look people?

It wasn't enough that the fever dream that is Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats ran for 593 performances on Broadway and became a meme-generating machine.

It is based on the musical of the same name, which in turn was based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. Judi, in her interview in the clip, remembered how she was cast in the original London production of Cats, and had to back out due to an injury.

Someone on Twitter said they felt a "jumble of emotions ranging from horror to befuddlement"! What do you think about the costumes?

Let us know in the comments.

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