Woah! This is very fantastic news. The process of bringing the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld to the big screen has been a very bumpy ride, and many people (including me) doubted if we’d ever see a film adaptation of the brilliant novels. Back in 2009 I actually was quite obsessed with these books, and I created a fansite for them called TheSmokeLives.com (which is now closed). Oh the nostalgia…and excitement!
Today we got some pretty thrilling news: we’re back in action for Uglies. Westerfeld just revealed on his Twitter account that he’ll be meeting with movie representatives in Los Angeles in 3 short weeks:
— Scott Westerfeld (@ScottWesterfeld) July 3, 2013
Back in 2011 we reported that the film had jumped back into pre-production, with Hydraulx Entertainment at the helm. However, the movie was still not made. Did you know that back then, when the film was first in major negotiations to get made, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley had almost nabbed the lead role of Tally? She’s been on the rise for quite a while! That was before The Descendants!