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Title: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 15, 2014, 08:58:48 AM
According to Scott's new blog post (or more accurately, and article linked within his new blog post), negotiations are in the final stage for and Uglies television series! What do you think? Would you prefer a movie? Will they include Extras? When do you think it'll premiere? And most importantly, AHHHHHHHHHHH OMG AN UGLIES THING FINALLYYYYYY!
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 15, 2014, 09:13:28 AM
*screams and flails and runs about the room* EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
*calms to coherence* I want it. I want it very much. I think the movie's still on, so we get both! It'll be fun to compare and contrast between the book, TV series, and movie. I hope they include Extras. I want it to premiere as soon as they can so I can watch it with my mom. And AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! ;D
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on March 15, 2014, 09:21:28 AM
 It would be interesting to see  Peeps as a TV show.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 15, 2014, 09:30:42 AM
Peeps would make an interesting TV show.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 15, 2014, 10:40:09 AM
I haven't read it, but it seems like it would make an interesting tv show.

Anyway, AAAAAAAAAAH THERE'S A MOVIE AND A SHOW?! YEEEEESSSS! I was sad because I don't think there was going to be a movie, but I'm so excited that there's probably going I be both! I can't wait! Hopefully the show will be released sooner than the speculative dates for the movie.

On the other hand, I'd rather have a movie than a show. Idk, I feel like movies are more...how do I describe this? Dynamic? Cinematic? Anyway, the kind of thing Uglies would benefit from, or maybe I'm biased cuz I like movies better. But a show would give more time for the story to unfold and I'd honestly be happy with anything. Can't wait! :)
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 15, 2014, 10:42:57 AM
I want both. That's pretty much my whole opinion on the matter. I would be pleased with either, and both is just awesome ;D
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 15, 2014, 11:02:37 AM
*insert Taco Bell girl here*

Why don't we have both? w
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 15, 2014, 11:03:17 AM
My mom brought up something that I hadn't even thought of: Live action or animated? :o
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 15, 2014, 11:08:49 AM
My dad said creepy-cgi pseudo-realism. Using creepy animated cgi for pretties and specials and real or semi-real animation/objects for everything else  :o

I say live action for both. and chibi shorts about Cable's life
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 15, 2014, 11:10:44 AM
YES. Live action with Cable chibi shorts! ;D (Speaking of which, I still need to draw that Cable chibi... Aha! I've been looking for something to draw ^-^)
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 15, 2014, 11:16:24 AM
YES YES YES! Chibi Cable ftw! And that reminds me to post my latest dream before tonight!

Will you post it here? :)
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 15, 2014, 11:16:44 AM
Uh...sure. Or I'll PM it to you.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on March 15, 2014, 01:30:47 PM
Well if it worked for the Vampire Diaries...
My only question is, they only have four books. Where are they going to get the intel for it...
DEAR GOD COULD WE SEE THE OIL BUG? I'd give anything to see some overweight Texan getting obliterated by his own car as he tries to flee...just...POW!
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Eraisuithiel on March 15, 2014, 01:36:09 PM
I'd honestly prefer a TV show. That way they can go much further into detail than they could with a movie.
The first three books could be their own seasons (and Extras could be a spin-off, kind of like The Legend of Korra). So like, 15-20 episodes per season, 3 seasons, 45-60 episodes all together. You can do waaaaaay more with that than 3 two-hour movies :p
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on March 15, 2014, 01:39:20 PM
Like what they did with the Redwall TV series? Yeah I could see that...and TBH, if he made a movie of it, would anyone really watch it? They'd look at it and think "oh no, not another Young Adult Novel Movie..."
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Eraisuithiel on March 15, 2014, 01:41:19 PM
Haha yeah, because nobody EVER watches movies based on teen novels. Like, I don't know a whole group of twenty-somethings who are just dying to see Divergent or whatever. People are totally getting tired of them. Totally.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on March 15, 2014, 01:46:54 PM
I see that sarcasm...
I mean OUTSIDE the group that's going to watch them for that very reason. I know a lot of people who have refused to see Divergent even without knowing what its about simply becuse its based on a teen novel.
I want Uglies to get to a wider audiance and, hopefully, have the same sort of exposure that the Hunger Games recieved when the first movie came out.
I want to be able to go onto Tumblr and roleplay as an OC from Uglies without having to explain what the series is and having to hope agianst hope there's someone ELSE out there to do it with me.
Wanna know how many Uglies RP blogs there are on it?
2. One tally, one Shay.
Thats it.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Reenie-La on March 16, 2014, 01:58:53 AM
I AM SO EXCITED I REALLY HOPE IT HAPPENS!!! :DD
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 16, 2014, 05:06:29 AM
Most people I know have seen the Hunger Games and they're not young adults, and the type of people who don't like YA lit won't see Uglies regardless of whether its a movie or tv show.

I think Uglies isn't episodic enough to work better as a series than a movie, I feel there isn't enough story to make 10-something episodes per season. The show writers could extrapolate, but Uglies is one of those books where what you see is what you get and everything else is oretty boring. Maybe a miniseries, or 3 miniseries. Or one season for all 3 books.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: kristina-la on March 16, 2014, 07:45:20 AM
I was so skeptical about a movie because I didn't want to see my beloved series turn into the hunger games fandom. I enjoy our little fanbase and would like to keep it like this so we avoid all the boneheads that only care about the movie.

seriously, Hunger games has become a Jenifer Lawrence fandom and that makes me angry.


just think guys, with a tv series...that means more for us to watch! :P and while I'm a little concerned about budget....if Doctor who can pull it off...so can we :P
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 16, 2014, 01:02:53 PM
YES I love the Uglies fandom. THG can be quite annoying.

I love DW and if Uglies can live up to a TV show of that caliber then I will officially die happy :)
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on March 17, 2014, 03:23:37 PM
I think Uglies isn't episodic enough to work better as a series than a movie, I feel there isn't enough story to make 10-something episodes per season. The show writers could extrapolate, but Uglies is one of those books where what you see is what you get and everything else is pretty boring. Maybe a miniseries, or 3 miniseries. Or one season for all 3 books.

I absolutely love the books, but I don't exactly think Uglies could be a tv show.  Like you said, it wouldn't be the best with episodes; I think it would be better as a movie (and if there is a show, then there should later be a spin-off of Extras).  Sure, it would be great to get anything at all, and a show would give us more time watching it than just like a "2 1/2 hour" movie (no clue of how long it really would be), but certain episodes could be kinda boring, like multiple ones about Tally traveling through forests, completely lost, trying to find the Smoke.  I feel a movie would be better, since this book and its sequels are more for the big screen, with more excitement, drama, mystery, etc, rather than a show.  When the Pretty Little Liars became a tv show, I didn't think it was the best, since it was "loosely based" and the books were much better just to read.
Other people in this topic have said that Uglies will become both a movie and a show, but is that true?  That could be nice, but then things would be different in each, since movies do change the plot a little to fit into their time period and budget, while the tv show would probably show it almost exactly correct to the books (as opposed to Pretty Little Liars), and then fans would be debating over which is true in the visual Uglies.  Look at what happened to Disney's The Little Mermaid--a tv show was made, showing Ariel and her family much younger, but things changed from the movies to the show, causing people to wonder which are the correct facts about characters.

Leaning more towards a movie of each of the books!
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 17, 2014, 03:36:34 PM
Well, the books are the correct facts about the characters.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on March 17, 2014, 04:11:13 PM
Well, the books are the correct facts about the characters.
Yeah, but when comic books (kind of a "visual" series) were made for the Maximum Ride and Artemis Fowl series, the comic books didn't always have the correct facts from the real novels about the characters, like having Fang's or Holly Short's hair style/color different, so I'm just saying, even if you're trying to follow a book when making a visual series/movie, things do change, and with both, there will occasionally be book "facts" that will be correct in either the movie or show, but different in the other.

It really annoys me when shows, movies, comic books/manga, etc. change the actual books facts about characters.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2014, 12:17:31 AM
It annoys me, too. Very much so.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 18, 2014, 01:44:03 PM
Shay's Story and Cutters also had canon discrepancies. It felt like a betrayal of Scott's original ideas.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2014, 01:45:48 PM
Yeaaaaah. So if both the movie and the TV show happen, I'll have three things to complain about inaccuracies over ^-^
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 18, 2014, 01:46:57 PM
Yay! Fangirly nitpicking FTW!
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on April 03, 2014, 03:36:04 PM
Haha yeah, because nobody EVER watches movies based on teen novels. Like, I don't know a whole group of twenty-somethings who are just dying to see Divergent or whatever. People are totally getting tired of them. Totally.

Why do u say that?  Not everyone is getting tired of teen novel movies, and they definitely do watch them.  First of all, Harry Potter movies were based on teen novels, and practically everyone loved them, including my mother, who did NOT watch Rowling's books because she doesn't like fantasy or sci-fi novels.  For a huge family visit, my parents, siblings, and I all joined and watched Divergent, and we LIKED it! My mother even liked The Maze Runner trailer it gave, and said "We r definitely seeing that one."  They've all watched The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, and not gotten tired of YA movies.
From what I've told her about Uglies, (and I've told her a lot but kept enough of the book's secrets and plot), for her opinion, she truly thinks that a movie would be much better and be willing to watch it that way.

I understand that there is a competition problem due to other YA movies coming out, but Uglies just seems better as a movie. Why, Westerfeld?!
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on April 03, 2014, 03:38:07 PM
Haha yeah, because nobody EVER watches movies based on teen novels. Like, I don't know a whole group of twenty-somethings who are just dying to see Divergent or whatever. People are totally getting tired of them. Totally.

Why do u say that?  Not everyone is getting tired of teen novel movies, and they definitely do watch them.  First of all, Harry Potter movies were based on teen novels, and practically everyone loved them, including my mother, who did NOT watch Rowling's books because she doesn't like fantasy or sci-fi novels.  For a huge family visit, my parents, siblings, and I all joined and watched Divergent, and we LIKED it! My mother even liked The Maze Runner trailer it gave, and said "We r definitely seeing that one."  They've all watched The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, and not gotten tired of YA movies.
From what I've told her about Uglies, (and I've told her a lot but kept enough of the book's secrets and plot), for her opinion, she truly thinks that a movie would be much better and be willing to watch it that way.

I understand that there is a lot of problem due to other YA movies, but Uglies just seems better as a movie. Why, Westerfeld?!

She's being sarcastic.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 03, 2014, 03:40:37 PM
Not everyone is getting tired of YA, but a lot of people are. Me included, and I'm right in the target audience :P (Of course, there is totally room for Uglies, but that's a bit different in my case.)
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on April 03, 2014, 03:43:30 PM
No, I'm not being sarcastic. It's actually true, and I really truly want it as a movie more than a show, though I can understand why Westerfeld did this, from my other post of "TV Show + Reasons Why".
Thanks, Straif.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on April 04, 2014, 04:35:52 AM
There's room for Mortal Engines too...I think it would be more appropriate to say we're tired of MAINSTREAM YA stuff.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 04, 2014, 06:54:44 AM
Yeah, it's nice to see something different.
after reading Mortal Engines it's hard to go back to reading stuff like uglies because the world of and characters Mortal Engines is so different and so well developed.

same with I am The Messenger and the book thief.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on April 04, 2014, 06:59:25 PM
Haven't read the first one...is it worth it?
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on April 04, 2014, 11:42:31 PM
I liked it. I'll just give you a link to the summary, I'm bad at describing plots.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19057.I_Am_the_Messenger?from_search=true
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on April 05, 2014, 07:19:32 AM
This will do nicely.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on May 02, 2014, 03:21:16 AM
Any more news on his final (or advanced, as it says on the article) stage of the show?
Does anyone think there will still be a movie with it?
When is anything gonna come out onto the screen, big or small?!
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on May 02, 2014, 04:38:24 AM
 If there was solid news it would be on Westerfeld's blog and there's nothing there.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on May 02, 2014, 05:21:10 AM
Again, probably waiting till the Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner teen apoc novel puke-wave that's washing over Hollywood right now dies down...
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on May 02, 2014, 05:52:54 AM
Yup, I'm tired of it.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on May 02, 2014, 11:09:08 AM
Yeah, as am I. Still looking forward to MR tho.
Title: Re: Uglies TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on May 02, 2014, 12:17:27 PM
Dunno if I wanna see it or not.
Still waiting for a movie of the same genera that wasn't a book first. And has at least one scene of air strikes.