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Scott's Books => Uglies / Pretties / Specials / Extras => Topic started by: graciousserendipity on July 12, 2013, 05:38:52 AM

Title: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 12, 2013, 05:38:52 AM
When (mainly which year) do u think the movie will come out?

We know that the movie is still in progress, and not cancelled, from info on Westerfeld's blog and Facebook's Uglies page. Davis Production and Lola Visual Effects r working on it, and Westerfeld is going to a movie meeting in Los Angeles in 3 weeks. BUT Westerfeld said the auditions r a "long way" away, and he wants an unknown actress to play Tally. I don't mind having a new actress for Tally, but I just think this will make auditions, and then all the acting, take longer.
So...when will the movie, or at least its official trailer (not the book trailer, which is already out), be released?
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: lalauramarie on July 12, 2013, 06:00:34 AM
If all goes well, it could end up coming out in 2015 or 2016, but that's just a guess (Just from what I've seen from other btfas, but I really don't know all that much), it depends on how everything goes.  And I really hope he does try to get an unknown for both Tally and Shay. (preferably from www.userbasedcasting.com...)
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Straif on July 12, 2013, 09:11:28 AM
I'm gonna guess way long after we've all lost interest in the series as a whole.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 12, 2013, 02:17:48 PM
I'm gonna guess way long after we've all lost interest in the series as a whole.
No, people r crazy about the whole series and not giving up about the movie. I still like the series. It'll probably be by 2017, when people have lost interest/hope about the movie, not the series. Generations go on, finding good books from their parents/grandparents, like Harry Potter.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 12, 2013, 02:30:35 PM
Questions:
1. Do u think the producers will mess up the Uglies movie by changing it around/giving different ending/joining it up with the other books, (like the Series of Unfortunate Events movie), compared to the actual novel?

2. Do u think, if the Uglies movie is really good, that the producers will make both a Pretties and a Specials movie?

3. Do u think they will bother making an Extras movie, since it's more about Aya than Tally and Shay, even if the other movie(s) r good?
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Straif on July 13, 2013, 06:22:49 AM
Pretty big IFS considering that mentioning the series to pretty much any teen novel reader gets blank looks...or did you not notice the tumbleweed blowing through the forum?
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 13, 2013, 08:42:27 AM
Pretty big IFS considering that mentioning the series to pretty much any teen novel reader gets blank looks...or did you not notice the tumbleweed blowing through the forum?
No, I didn't notice the "tumbleweed" blowing through the forum. U can c I've done only 12 posts, so still a newbie. What is this tumbleweed?
And how can the series be unknown/boring to teen novel readers if the series made the New York Times best-sellers list?
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 13, 2013, 10:25:01 AM
Questions:
1. Do u think the producers will mess up the Uglies movie by changing it around/giving different ending/joining it up with the other books, (like the Series of Unfortunate Events movie), compared to the actual novel?

2. Do u think, if the Uglies movie is really good, that the producers will make both a Pretties and a Specials movie?

3. Do u think they will bother making an Extras movie, since it's more about Aya than Tally and Shay, even if the other movie(s) r good?

1. They'd better not...

2. Hopefully ;D

3. Hm. Maybe. If they do the first three well, I'd want them to though ;D
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Straif on July 15, 2013, 05:11:03 AM
The NYT Best Sellers List is not the best gauge for popularity. Almost every book I've read (even adult ones) has been on it. Even ones that are even more unkown than Uglies.
You ever heard of The Eleventh Plauge? Doubt it.
Mortal Engines? Nope (and it was one the best sellars list of several other papers too)
Airborn? Most likely not.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 15, 2013, 06:49:45 AM
Yeah, pretty much every book has been on a best sellers list...
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 15, 2013, 07:45:34 AM
^^^^^ Just like almost every movie is "the #1 movie in America".
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 15, 2013, 07:48:25 AM
Yeah. Those awards often are like the fifteen minutes of fame thing...
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 15, 2013, 08:33:15 AM
"The #1 movie in America" has been overused by soo many movie ads. Lol
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Straif on July 15, 2013, 01:58:02 PM
They use it because people believe it.
Oh, let us not forget "best selling game".
Yes, for maybe a day...
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 17, 2013, 01:19:58 AM
I think that's what 'bestselling' really means. Today, it sold the most copies.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 17, 2013, 01:27:12 AM
Lol the unspoken technicalities.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 17, 2013, 12:37:19 PM
Exactly. Kind of pointless.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 17, 2013, 01:33:40 PM
the series to pretty much any teen novel reader gets blank looks
Whatever, there r enough teens/adults who like the series and r hoping 4 a movie--us! The 1s posting on this forum, googling movie info, etc. The movie will most likely be by 2017 like I said before, but has a chance of 2016, I think.
So about my questions, just please put your opinionated answers.
Questions:
1.What year do u think Uglies will be a movie?

2. Do u think the producers will mess up the Uglies movie by changing it around/giving different ending/joining it up with the other books, (like the Series of Unfortunate Events movie), compared to the actual novel?

3. Do u think, if the Uglies movie is really good, that the producers will make both a Pretties and a Specials movie?

4. Do u think they will bother making an Extras movie, since it's more about Aya than Tally and Shay, even if the other movie(s) r good?
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 17, 2013, 01:47:36 PM
My mom likes the series. She's that aweosme 8) But I don't know if she'd watch the movie.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 21, 2013, 02:40:25 AM
For the following question, it seems there is an answer.
2. Do u think the producers will mess up the Uglies movie by changing it around/giving different ending/joining it up with the other books, (like the Series of Unfortunate Events movie), compared to the actual novel?

Looked up on an earlier Westerfeld blog about the movie and he posted: 'I told them you guys want a faithful adaptation, and they said definitely, because, as one of them put it, “The book is a movie already.” In other words, the story doesn’t have to get completely reshaped to fit the screen. (I doubt there will be any of this putting-all-three-books-into-one-movie crap.)'
So most likely, if it's still that way, only the Uglies book will be in the Uglies movie. Hurray! ;D
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 21, 2013, 02:47:27 AM
YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY! ;D ;D ;D  ;D ;D ;D! I doubt it will meet my ridiculously high standards, because that's practically impossible, but at least it won't be nearly as bad as - *shudders* - The Lightning Thief. I will be starting a rant thread about minute inaccuracies as soon as I see the movie, or contributing to an existing one, because I'm almost certain there will be something that bothers me about it. But if there's not... that would be totally awesome.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: SteampunkButterfly on July 24, 2013, 05:30:50 AM
I really want separate actresses to play Ugly Tally, Pretty Tally, and Special Tally.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 24, 2013, 07:39:07 AM
I really want separate actresses to play Ugly Tally, Pretty Tally, and Special Tally.
Just curious. Why? And do u want the same for Shay?
The Ugly Tally actress could, if young enough, change in looks and voice-sounds while we wait for a Pretties movie, so she might be good enough to be the Pretty Tally actress, too.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 24, 2013, 03:13:32 PM
Why do u want different actresses?
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 30, 2013, 01:47:53 AM
Exactly. And their height changes, which might be harder to change. So, taller actress.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 30, 2013, 09:35:23 AM
Scott mentioned in an interview that the effects company(i think it's called Lola ) that's interested in the potential Uglies movie can drastically change a person's face and body shape. The company did the effects on Spider Man or Super Man and made him look really skinny in the beginning when he was actually buff.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 30, 2013, 09:49:21 AM
There was also mention that the effects company that made the actors in HP look older for the epilogue was doing it. That may or may not be the same company.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on July 30, 2013, 10:20:48 AM
Scott mentioned in an interview that the effects company (i think it's called Lola) that's interested in the potential Uglies movie can drastically change a person's face and body shape. The company did the effects on Spider Man or Super Man and made him look really skinny in the beginning when he was actually buff.
The company is Lola, in Lola Visual Effects. So couldn't the actresses for Tally and Shay be the same for each movie, just looking completely different with their effects? We wouldn't have to get different ones if the visual effects were really good enough. It would be hard to get a new AND different actress for both Tally and Shay each movie, and it would be nice to have their voices sound the same.
Anyway, speaking of actresses, do u think (with visual and sound effects to change appearance and voice maybe) that Sigourney Weaver, who played the exobiologist doctor Grace Augustine on Avatar, would be great for Dr. Cable?
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Yone on July 30, 2013, 05:18:46 PM

Anyway, speaking of actresses, do u think (with visual and sound effects to change appearance and voice maybe) that Sigourney Weaver, who played the exobiologist doctor Grace Augustine on Avatar, would be great for Dr. Cable?

Oh man, YES! But I think Tilda Swinton would be also great as Cable.

And would be Zachery Quinto (played Spock in Star Trek 11 & 12) good as David? I mean, he looks not like the normal beauty ideals, but he is - at least in Star Trek - very attractive, and he's a good actor. But I think, he's to old for David.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 31, 2013, 12:33:15 AM
Plus, I think unknown actors should be cast. I mean, we don't want people to look at David and think of Spock.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 31, 2013, 02:29:10 AM
^lol
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Soph-la on July 31, 2013, 04:24:18 AM
Yea i agree he would be a good character for david but he is alittle to old for him
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Post by: Rae-la on July 31, 2013, 06:09:27 AM
I have been waiting for what seems like ever. IT CAN'T HAPPEN SOON ENOUGH~!!
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 31, 2013, 07:26:16 AM
I wonder why the Uglies movie is taking a LONG time to be made. It was planned since 2006...
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Straif on July 31, 2013, 08:23:19 AM
Its a hard series to adapt, and there's the Hunger Games out at the moment. They're waiting for Mockingjay Part 2 to be finished probably.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Smileedimpleface on August 01, 2013, 02:24:16 PM
True. Tally's journey as an Ugly is quite tricky to cover within two hours.
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: Soph-la on August 02, 2013, 11:17:15 AM
But its taken sooooo long. Although i would agree for Mockingjay part2 to come out first. But still i cant wait any longer :(
Title: Re: Uglies Movie News
Post by: graciousserendipity on August 05, 2013, 04:30:56 AM

Anyway, speaking of actresses, do u think (with visual and sound effects to change appearance and voice maybe) that Sigourney Weaver, who played the exobiologist doctor Grace Augustine on Avatar, would be great for Dr. Cable?
Oh man, YES! But I think Tilda Swinton would be also great as Cable.
Tilda Swinton's face seems harsh with her hairstyles, but then Specials r harsh. So maybe, just a little different-looking and with visual effects, she would be a good Dr. Cable.