Andrew Lloyd Webber Says ‘Cats’ Might Become a Movie

Andrew Lloyd Webber Says 'Cats' Might Become a MovieThe king of 1980s musical theater has inspired hope and terror in musical theater fans by implying that his long running all-singing all-dancing celebration of the feline form—Cats—may become a movie.  During an interview with the Daily Mail, which came to us via Playbill, Andrew Lloyd Webber said Universal is considering a Cats film: "I haven’t seen the [Les Mis] film, but it’s fantastic for musicals because everybody wants to make them again. Universal has now got Cats out of the drawer in which they locked it years ago when they bought the rights, and suddenly they’re talking about a film."  Though Cats, based on a book of T.S. Eliot poems, ran on Broadway and the West End for absurdly long stretches, one can't help but wonder what on Earth a Cats movie would look like on screen, unless it's a filmed version of the stage production or, well, animated.

December 3, 2013 3:07 am

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