Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Uglies Movie(s) Moving Forward

This post is mostly for my daughter's benefit, she's almost 10 and she LOVES to read. She would especially love to spend her time reading YA. Since lots of YA subject matter is too old for her, I mostly force her to stick more to MG. We share a love of reading and both love some of the same book series. Last night we sat head to head, reading a preview of the upcoming Maximum Ride book, which prompted her to pick up the series and begin to re-read it. A snow day today helped her finish book 1.

She just danced across the room Yahoo'ing at this news about a series we both like a whole bunch, so I thought it deemed blogging.

MTV Hollywood Crush is reporting the following about The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld...
Industry sources have confirmed to MTV News exclusively that Screen Gems
.... 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.

Are you a fan of The Uglies Series? Looking forward to the movies? Have an opinion on casting?

1 comment:

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

I really enjoyed the Uglies series. It will be interesting to see how it translates to film.