Uglies Movie Update (4 realz)

Last week there was a short piece in MTV News’s Hollywood Crush last week about the Uglies movie. Let me quote it:

Industry sources have confirmed to MTV News exclusively that Screen Gems, in the wake of the success of its current release “Dear John,” is developing — and in fact, fast tracking (!) — a film version of “The Uglies” series.

While there haven’t been any decisions made regarding things like casting yet, we can tell you that our source said production of the movie is planned for later this year. That means we will all hopefully know soon enough who could be playing the beloved teen Tally Youngblood in the futuristic, meaningful tale about a dystopian society that places an incredible emphasis on looks.

Emphasis theirs. Here’s the rest.

In the words of my Hollywood agent, fast-tracking means, “it’s on the list of projects that they are hoping to make vs. the ones that will never see the light of day.” In other words, this is not a done deal. But it’s a lot better than being in that other, not-so-fast-tracked pile.

Now, some of you are no doubt asking about casting at this point. STOP! I’m the wrong person to ask. Trust me, if I hear anything I will tell you here on this blog, on FB, and on the Twitter machine. But in the meantime, I have nothing to do with casting movies.

If it were up to me, you would all get to play Tally for exactly three seconds of screen time. (And this would be why it’s not up to me.)

Plus, I doubt it’s as far along as this article makes it sound. Like, the casting isn’t going on right now. Probably.

Watch this space for more.

In other news!
If you live in Sydney, you can catch me at the launch for Foz Meadow’s debut novel, Solace and Grief.

It’s about a girl named Solace who has grown up in foster care her whole life, and who’s always realize that’s she’s kind of . . . different. She doesn’t like the sun, she’s wicked strong, and if she concentrates really hard, she can hear a conversation two blocks over. Then someone starts invading Solace’s dreams, and things get really complicated from there.

It looks like this:


Here’s the launch deets:

Sunday, March 7

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Level 2, Galeries Victoria
500 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

I’ll be giving a wee speech about how cool this book is. Of course, I’ll be more than happy to see you guys there and say hi. But please remember that this is Foz’s party, not mine, so buy her book!

It comes out in Australia on March 1. When it finds a US publisher, I’ll let you know.

And finally!
Sorry that I missed the latest Forum Meet-Up. It was scheduled for early Sunday morning, Sydney time, and I woke up ill. Too ill to type!

But I hope you all had fun. I’ll try to check out the questions you left me, and answer some of them here on the blog.

My apologies again.

310 thoughts on “Uglies Movie Update (4 realz)

  1. man the movie will be so dizzy-making, im just so excited!!!!! i just want to know when it comes out!!! hopefully before 2012!! that would be so oxygen-missing!!! westerfeld is better than patterson!!! hope it comes out before jan. 1st. or it will be so bogus. btw who are the characters!?!?! i hope they use non-famous people not like kristen stewert or talor swift ext… hope its awesom!!! need the feeeds on the date its in theaters!

  2. im on pretties knr not reading it is so oxygen-missing any way im on page 221 part 2 chapter name is burner!!!!

  3. I saw on the IMDb website (internet movie database) that is suppose to come out in late 2012 like November or something. Can’t wait !! 🙂

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  5. YAY YAY YAY YAYYYYY!!! CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS TO COME OUT i’M SOO EXCITED AND I JUST WANT IT TO COME OUT!! I mean I thought that it was supposed to come out earlier this year..but what the heck^^ I’m glad that it hasn’t come out yet because now I’m still anticipating what it’s going to be like and then when it finally DOES come out then it’s just going to be the most amazing thing that I have ever seen in my whole entire life! I.CAN’T.WAIT.TO.WATCH.IT!!! As soon as it comes out, I’m going to be at the very first showing of it and I’m going to wait in line for hours and hours and HOURS if I have to because I LOVE LOVE LOVVVEEE the Uglies Series and it’s just so amazing, it’s truly unlike any other book I’ve read and Scott Westerfeld did such an amazing job with all three books, I cried when I finished Specials(‘: but I just wanted to thank Scott so much for writing such amazing books…he inspired me to write a novel myself(‘: and the simple way he ejects elegance into his literature just amazes me every time I pick up one of his books, I mean, I know that he’s never going to read this but really just knowing that I’m part of something as amazing and fantastic, even such a miniscule part,really it just is such an amazing feeling. I will do whatever it takes to support this movie and heck, if by some random twist of fate that this helps the movie in some random way, which is almost impossible, but still, even if I didn’t know anythign about it then I would still be happy with writing this because these are my true feelings and I love Scott and all his books so yes, really, I just can’t wait for this movie to come out! Thank you, Scott Westerfeld, for writing such amazing stories. I truly appreciate it! <3

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