The ‘Cats’ director was surprised by peoples’ grossed-out reactions to the movie’s CGI characters
The “Cats” director said he found the response to the film’s trailer “quite entertaining,” after it freaked people out in July.
“I was just so fascinated because I didn’t think it was controversial at all,” director Tom Hooper told Empire magazine’s Ben Travis.
People commented that the characters were weirdly human-like and wondered whether the cat version of Judy Dench had skinned one of her companions.
The British director told Empire that the visual effects were still in early stages when the trailer was released, and that to some extent the fan response had helped in their development.
“Possibly there were, in the extremity in some of the responses, some clues in how to keep evolving [the production]. When you watch the finished film, you’ll see that some of the designs of the cats have moved on since then.”
“Cats” will be released worldwide on December 20.
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The director of “Cats” has finally responded to the viral social media response that the film’s first trailer received, saying it was all “quite entertaining.”
Tom Hooper said he was surprised by the number of people who were freaked out by the bizzarly human-like characters in the movie.
“I was just so fascinated because I didn’t think it was controversial at all. So it was quite entertaining,” Hooper told Empire magazine’s Ben Travis in his first interview about the movie.
Hooper said following the trailer’s release that “Cats” was the number-one trending topic globally for a few hours.
Some complained the feline characters looked far too human whereas others even wondered whether the cat version of Judi Dench skinned one of her companions.
People even put creepy music from horror movies over the trailer to make it more fitting.
Hooper said “Cats” had just finished shooting a few …read more
Source:: Business Insider