Uglies Trailer — Official!

Back in the sepia-toned days of early 2005—before Twitter, T-Pain, or even Twilight—I published a book called Uglies. Of course, back in those days, we didn’t call them books. We called them codexes, but it was much the same object: a quantity of papyrus that told a story.

Anyway, back then, book trailers weren’t really a thing. Trailers were for movies (which we called flicker-shows) or sometimes for videogames (which were collectively known as Pong). So Uglies was unleashed into the world with only the whispers of a few score Simon & Schuster sales reps (or bookmongers, as we knew them) to guide its passage.

By the time my next big series, Leviathan, hit bookstores in 2009, trailers were all the rage. So this beautiful example was created, and has since been viewed over half a million times. And yet Uglies remained untrailered.

Many of you sought to correct this imbalance by creating your own Uglies trailers, like this one, this one, this one, or this one. All of which are pretty (heh) cool.

But the time has come for Uglies to have its own official trailer!

So here it is at last: Uglies, the trailer!

If you know any other unofficial Uglies trailers, please link to them in the comments!

84 thoughts on “Uglies Trailer — Official!

  1. When will there be any new news on the Uglies Movie? There are so many young adults all over that would love to get an update. Whether its in production, or if it isn’t happening anymore.

  2. Uglies would be a huge hit in my opinion. I’ve wanted the book series to be a movie for the longest time. Lets face it we are finally reaching the gosh awful era of vampires and its time to kick it into high gear with the dystopian themed movies.

  3. When a rich man goes bankrupt: The Smithwick Auto auto auction is final; largest sale tops $200k.A few of the most rare state license plates sold in lots for five figures. A set of vintage Ohio plates sold for $26,000, while Virginia plates fetched $29,900.

  4. MOVIE WE NEED A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I think that this would be an amazing concept for a movie. I have read the whole series & it would be very popular now. Look at how well Hunger Games is doing, and it has a similar Utopia concept. If the movie is directed well with extravagant sets and stylists, then I think it would be a hit in the box offices…

  6. I love the Trailer!!!!
    I am new to this website but I am really glad that I found it. Now, I finally have hope that a movie is going to be made. YES!!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!!

  7. BTW Scott Westerfeld, you are my favourite authors. Your books are so interesting and amazing! Also, if you have any other news about an Uglies movie, PLEASE tell us.

  8. I don’t see why they have not made it into a movie yet!?!? All these other books are being turned into movies and this one is one of the best series i’ve read and it is still not a movie!!! It’s a outrage</3 lol maybe since the media is controlled by the government and this book is basically about going against the rules and all that.

  9. love the books so much. me and my friends really want to see them in a movie! One of the best series ever!!!!!

  10. I watched most of the trailers that people tagged. I think there r some amazing ones and not so good one but over all: I WANT A MOVIE!!!!

  11. several people answered this question, but I’m just going to say it again: Legolas is not in the book. He’s there because he is the prince of Mirkwood, which is a pretty good reason to be there. The Hobbit is only 60 years prior to LOTR and he’s an Elf, so he’s thousands of years old. Logical assumption: he was there. Technically, though, none of the elves were ever named in the book, so even saying ‘King Thranduil’ is deviating. Anyway, how badass is Tauriel?? SHE’S SO AWESOME!!!! I love her already. (She is neither sister nor girlfriend to Legolas, by the way.)

  12. Okay, I realize I’m late reading the series, but I just finished all of ‘em in like 2 nights. So, I think I deserve, and the rest of us a darn right awesome movie! These other people Scott, have waited almost a full year I have noticed! I feel so bad for all of us now that I know how much I will beg and cry for this movie series, no matter how stupid or childish it makes me look! RIGHT NOW I AM A RAVENOUS DOG NOT TOO HAPPY-MAKING IN FACT! Please Scott, FORCE THE MOVIE TO BE PRODUCED FASTER (please and thank you!) I am a pitiful pile of longing and dread until I know it’s almost done… Please… Help a poor fan out….

  13. By the way, beautiful, (most favorite series in history) best, most wonderfully written book in the universe! I love it SO much, I cried so hard when I finished it (I do/don’t want to re-read the series again over and over)… You are an amazing writer and I love your style! Please write mor Utopian Futuristic books please!!!!! ):> (<– this is a big puppy dog face/pout)

  14. Sorry, I don’t mean to go on and on, but I just do that when I’m obsessed with a book/series etc. Also, this is a pretty cool trailer. Simple, pretty creepy, but perfect… And if the person who was used to take a shot of Tally in Uglies etc for the covers is a real person, then use her! Same wih the other people in covers like Zane on the pretties book front cover. DARN I RANTED AGAIN! (sorry!)

  15. When’s the movie coming out? I just read the book and I found this article lol. PLEASE?!? when’s the movie?

  16. Im so excited!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think he should add more books to the trilogy.

  17. This series NEEDS a movie or even a TV Show series! I fell IN LOVE with this series as a pre-teen now that I am a young adult I could see myself playing this character.

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