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Scott's Books => Uglies / Pretties / Specials / Extras => Topic started by: cwrong on February 22, 2013, 08:38:36 PM

Title: Any updates?
Post by: cwrong on February 22, 2013, 08:38:36 PM
Hello!
First post here and was wondering if there was any update on whether or not they were moving forward with the movies.

Any info is welcome.
Thank you.

Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Straif on February 23, 2013, 03:21:19 AM
Uglies is one of those series that is a total bucket of fab clart to moviefy. If they don't do it right, we'll end up with (shudder) a repeat of the Percy Jackson film or the Golden Compass.
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Straif on February 23, 2013, 03:32:47 AM
Fair point. Still, its not an easy change, for sure.
And of course there's the problem of how small our fandom is. I mean, everyone knows what Twilight or (now) the Hunger Games is, but you mention Uglies or Leviathan and you draw blank looks.
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Straif on February 23, 2013, 03:39:07 AM
Fair points. More than anything I don't really BELIEVE that we'll have the movie...I dunno. Just doesn't seem likely.
(Then again they made DIARY OF A WIMPY KID into several films so I should probably shut my mouth.)
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Straif on February 23, 2013, 03:44:12 AM
Yeah, I do. Like Lord of the Rings (Well maybe no THAT far into the future)

It sucked, yeah. And funny you should mention people forgetting where it came from...do you know where Diary of a Wimpy Kid came from originally?
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Straif on February 23, 2013, 03:58:13 AM
I knew about the Iron Giant, thats why I was so excited for the movie. It was one of my favorites, though I only found it once and read it once at the libarary. The movie did the book good justice.

Fair.

I remember reading it back in middle school...wow. Fun times.
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Luna Lovegood on February 23, 2013, 04:08:21 AM
You know what would be cool? Turing Uglies into a movie, and Shay's Story into a TV series.
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Luna Lovegood on February 23, 2013, 09:02:40 AM
I never liked Wimpy Kid. :P :-\
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Luna Lovegood on February 23, 2013, 09:29:34 AM
Meh, I just didn't get it :P :-\
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: MSB on February 23, 2013, 01:02:31 PM
Well, Scott said on his twitter that he emailed Hollywood about it so news should come soon (HOPEFULLY!).

Uglies is one of those series that is a total bucket of fab clart to moviefy. If they don't do it right, we'll end up with (shudder) a repeat of the Percy Jackson film or the Golden Compass.
I totally agree with this.

I don't think the fandom size matters.  The movie would make it more popular.  HG wasn't that popular until the whole movie thing got started a couple years ago.  And it's not like us fans actually have any influence...

And they're making this Beautiful Creatures business into a movie, now THAT is a book that I've never even seen anyone carrying, or displayed in a store or library, in my life, I don't even know what it's about...Uglies is more popular, or at least it was back in the day.
Same here. I never saw or at least noticed any of the books until the trailer came out on TV and suddenly they were everywhere in book stores, right at the front with their own display.
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Lexa-Wa on February 26, 2013, 02:40:53 PM
Just wait fir the teaser to cone out like the rest of us and FLIP THE FUCK OUT THEN! But till then.... patents young one.
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Lexa-Wa on February 26, 2013, 02:43:31 PM
Fuck.... I've had a long day
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Straif on February 26, 2013, 02:43:36 PM
This I have to see.
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Lexa-Wa on February 26, 2013, 02:46:08 PM
I flipped the fucknout when I saw the MIS becominf and.movie. you don't wanna be there when this comes out.

Mom promised ne id get to go to Iron Man 3 midnight viewing, Avengers2 and Uglies....
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on February 27, 2013, 11:02:58 AM
I would love to see him make a movie! Even though when i read it its already a movie in my head. :)
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on February 27, 2013, 11:16:05 AM
thats one reason why i love to read them so much.. because i can picture everything thats going on in the book. Sometimes ill think "man i need to finish watching that movie!" but i figure out later its only a book :( but i still love it! :)
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on February 27, 2013, 11:40:01 AM
I just hope Scott will blog about it soon! Im so anxious to know whats happening! ;D
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on February 27, 2013, 11:48:51 AM
I know right! I have been waiting for that blog to come in but i guess he hasn't done it yet :(
  More waiting... But it will all pay off when i know about the movie! ;D
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on February 27, 2013, 11:53:46 AM
I didn't really like extras at first though :( I liked it at the end though. But i think Specials and Pretties for me would have to be the best ones in my opinion.
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on February 27, 2013, 11:55:03 AM
And your right! the last book has been out for awhile and he just started talking about the movie not long ago :( BUT IM STILL REALLY EXCITED!! ;D
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on February 27, 2013, 11:58:45 AM
Yea it probably won't happen.. but if it does then great!
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on February 27, 2013, 12:00:48 PM
yea... :/
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on April 07, 2013, 01:36:56 PM
So!!!! Has anyone heard anything from Scott about the updates on the movie yet? I keep on checking the blog but theres still nothing :( I was hoping that somebody had any info about it :)
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Lexa-Wa on April 07, 2013, 03:02:53 PM
No. We wont
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on April 08, 2013, 03:13:24 AM
I wonder if he reads them......... JW anyways i hope that he says something soon!! I don't have my hopes up about the movie but i would like to know whats going on at least ;)
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on April 08, 2013, 03:41:02 AM
Oh cool! I really never leave comments... i actually don't think that i ever have? ???
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on April 08, 2013, 04:14:06 AM
Hahaha well i looked at the comments and i think ill just keep my comments on the forum. ;D
Title: Re: Any updates?
Post by: Soph-la on April 08, 2013, 04:21:41 AM
Hahaha yea thats why i like the forum :) You actually have subjects that you comment on ;D