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!

144 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.

  18. This is my favorite series unfortunately not to many people know about it I wish there was a movie Manley more people would understand why it so great but most people I recommend it to don’t give it a chance or say they don’t read for fun. Screw you America this series is amazing!!!

  19. Is this really happening? I’ve been waiting years for this! these books are my freaking bibles! I really hope this is real and it comes out soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Hey there Scott. I am 11 years old and just started the series Thursday night. I honestly could not put the book down. I swear that I was halfway done with Uglies by midnight. I finished it today and just started Pretties about an hour ago. Absolutely amazing. I’m mad that David and Tally are separated but I know they meet up again near the end(I read ahead okay! I had to! I needed to know if they got back together because I don’t like Zane. David was too awesome.) I love how original the Uglies series is. I honestly have read nothing like it before(which is saying something because I have read a bunch of young adult novels that are similar. For example, Hunger Games and Divergent.) I expect to finish Pretties before Tuesday. My teacher hadn’t read them yet either and she’s going to start ASAP because I told her the basics of Uglies. I’m confused about why they say Shay-la and Tally-wa. Why? It’s just confusing. Anyways, you should know that you and John Green are tied when it comes to favorite authors. You should know that being first on my favorite authors list is pretty awesome because you top Lois Lowry, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, Stephanie Meyers, and so many more really good authors. Be proud, Mr. Westerfeld. Continue writing good books.

  21. I do have to say, we need a movie for this wonderful, exilurating book! I have listened to this song many times and it just fits this book SO well, this song is called Hypnotic by Zella Day. It is free on iTunes until Tuesday, October 28th. Please listen to this song and think of this book, it fits it SO well ??

  22. I am BEGGING for a MOVIE! Please! Ever since the books first came out, I have been asking for a movie! The Uglies is so similar to the genre of The Hunger Games…and look PEOPLE LOVE the futuristic stories, and when the protagonist goes against powerful people! The Hunger Games is so successful and I believe the The Uglies could be even more successful! PLEASE MAKE A MOVIE! I see on Wiki that is says a movie is being made, and if so, PLEASE move faster and spread more news about it! I want to share these wonderful stories with people around the world, and having a movie would be the perfect way!

  23. it’s 2015.. I’ve come across this series not long ago and I finished it last December. I love this and it would just be fantastic if this series was turned into a movie or even better — a tv show. Each part of the book = 1 episode and 1 book = 1 season…. or something like that… But aside from that, please continue to write novels such as these. You awakened a sense of wonder in me that I never had before and your imagery is very wonderful as well. Thank you for this series as this is the best one that I have ever read.

  24. PLEASE READ: Please make a movie…I love this book series. Maybe people don’t like to read so thats why you should make a movie of the uglies. More people will see how good book series it is. Some people like to see it instead of reading. Please make a movie. I am just a fangirl who is another who is asking for this but this is the best book series and I think a movie would make this book series THE BEST. I think I made my point, but I know nobody will take their time to read this but PLEASE make the movie.

  25. There really needs to be a movie. This trilogy + extras is just too good. I couldn’t put my book down once I started reading it.

  26. So I’ve read this books so many times, and it is so nice! It is so good! The movie rights have been sold since 2007! When will the movie itself come out?

  27. I loved the uglies series! I think the movie UGLIES will be a HUGE hit! please please please take into consideration of making the Uglies book into a MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    -from a die heart fan of the UGLIES

  28. The world would be amazed by a movie like Uglies. You need to find the perfect producer and the perfect cast for it. I would totally see young actress like Anna Sophia Robb or Saoirse Ronan as Tally! Im sure it would be more popular than Hunger Game or Divergent. Those are good movies but Uglies could be on top 🙂 Movie movie moviiiiiiie ! Please? Marie (Quebec city)

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