Director Tom Hooper will need to have thought he was onto an actual winner when he determined to adapt Cats for the large display. In any case, the final time he tackled a beloved musical and turned it right into a function size film, Les Miserables wound up scoring over $440 million on the field workplace and successful three Academy Awards from eight nominations.
The filmmaker behind The King’s Speech, Les Mis and The Danish Woman had earned a status as somebody that just about ensures awards season and field workplace success, together with his final three efforts raking in a mixed haul of just about $930 million and gathering a complete of eight Oscar wins from 24 nods, so it stood to motive that Cats would do the identical given the enduring reputation of the supply materials and the star-studded solid that had been assembled.
As an alternative, although, the top outcome was one of the vital laughably terrible motion pictures ever made, one which tanked on the field workplace and ended up dropping the studio over $100 million. A nightmarish musical that was unsuitable on so many ranges, even the expertise concerned in Cats couldn’t discover a approach to defend it, whereas behind the scenes experiences claimed that Hooper was effectively out of his league when it got here to the intensive visible results required to carry his terrifying imaginative and prescient to life.
No one appeared to have any curiosity in seeing Cats the primary time round, however morbidly curious viewers can now relaxation straightforward realizing that the notorious catastrophe is heading to each HBO and HBO Max subsequent month on October 10th. Sadly, nonetheless, the Justice League components hasn’t been replicated, and it’s the theatrical version that’s coming to streaming, not the Butthole Lower.