Your guess is as good as mine.
When this story made the rounds, its bait and switch tactics made it exciting for some, but on the whole, there isn’t much in the short fiction that’s extraordinary. In fact, there are so many cool, subversive, and unexpected short stories out there that would undoubtedly be more compelling than “Cat Person.” The main thing it has on its side is virality. If anything, the fact that a major studio is making this movie proves that we’ve built a society where the most “important” factor in access is our reach, which isn’t exactly the fairest thing in the world.
That said, I’m interested to see how the film turns out, and I’ll be watching no matter what, even if only to watch a trainwreck if it ends up that way. I’m glad they’ve decided to make this film a psychological thriller, and I think that will certainly help its case, but otherwise, I don’t have the highest hopes. However, it can’t be any worse than the story — which wasn’t bad! Just average. So either way, the movie will be at least mostly watchable. Ah, another day in Hollywood.