Tom Hooper to direct movie of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats'

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  1. Gold Samurai Registered

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    http://www.broadwayworld.com/articl...bers-CATS-Movie-Eyes-2017-18-Release-20160505


    They had to go and pick the most pretentious director out there.
     
  2. David H. We’re not owed anything.

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    Eeeeeesh.

    And this coming from someone who liked The King's Speech.
     
  3. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Yeeesh, and this is coming from someone who watches the Tony awards every year, owns the musical on DVD and has seen it live three times. Smells like a car crash waiting to happen.
     
  4. Brother Jack The Penitent Man

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    Tom Hooper shouldn't do this. It won't get him another Oscar nom.
     
  5. Boom I got nothin'

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    Eddie Redmayne will be cast in this, and will receive an Oscar nomination for his convincing performance as an anthropomorphic cat.
     
  6. Eddie Dean Mr. Jackpots

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    lololololololololololol
     
  7. Gold Samurai Registered

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    Anne Hathaway as the stray cat with the voice of an angel

    -Instant Oscar

    -9 months studying the movement of actual cats

    -Eddie Redmayne as Mr mistoffelees


    Shame David Bowie is dead. He could have played Mr mistoffelees
     
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    Hell no to live action people in Cat costumes. Hell to the yes doing this in CGI like Jungle Book, that'd rock and be really interesting; that's a reason to do it right there - you can finally tell and imagine this story exactly as intended by the plot and do a lot more visually with it.

     
  9. Silvermoth Avenger

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    Is he going to do it like the Jungle Book? I hope so. Oh why the hell not. People like cats after all. And the ones who don't, don't matter
     
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    I don't see how this is going to work. Cats is a dance show, the main appeal is watching the choreography and dancing and you can't pull that off with realistic cats. Take the dancing out, which you'd have to, and what's left is the paper-thin plot, one great song, and a bunch of songs ranging from good to very good.

    There's already a filmed version of the stage show that was done I think around 1998. They should just leave it there.

    And yeah, Tom Hooper doesn't seem very well suited to this.
     
  11. the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    ok im gonna be honest i read that as tobe hooper
     
  12. David H. We’re not owed anything.

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    :wow: I'd watch the s**t out of that.
     
  13. CaptainWagner Not Today

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    .............Of course he is.:whatever:
     
  14. David H. We’re not owed anything.

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    Whatever happened to his Hester Stanhope biopic? That sounded interesting or, at the very least, watchable.
     
  15. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    This x 100. Perfectly encapsulates my thinking.
     
  16. Doctor Jones It's All One Story

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    This is hilarious. :funny: I don't think you can treat this any way without some sense of humor.

    This will be Tom Hooper's first real misstep. If he leaves before shooting that tells you what you need to know about this concept. This is a concept that just serves the stage. The only thing that this will succeed in is being a high profile failure.
     
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    Why would it need to be realistic cats? I dont understand. The very successful show has forever always been humans in cat costumes..why would it not work on film?
     
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    Damn I was going to say the exact same thing. I wish!

    Sorry for the double post
     
  19. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Because in many ways film is a more literal form of expression than theatre; in theatre, you are basically looking at a wooden platform where actors come out and tell you a story, whereas in most films the expectation is you are viewing something really happening, albeit in a fictional world, through a magical roving eyeball.

    Tom Hooper, who appears to be slowly, gradually disappearing up his own arse, doesn't seem to grasp why this show as it is won't work for film. The only way it might work is if they make major changes to the story. And I mean MAJOR, not like cutting out a few things like in Into The Woods, I mean actually changing the entire narrative, like Fosse did in Cabaret.
     
  20. terry78 You can do the Pac-Man

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    They should use real cats.
     
  22. Boom I got nothin'

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    Cast Ferguson from New Girl.
     
  23. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Laser cats, no less. Plus guest appearances by Cat Stevens, Kat Dennings and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
     
  24. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    I don't remember, but did people really like the original?
     
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    Eeeeesh.
     

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