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Uglies: The Movie

November 10th, 2007

I just found out about this by reading an interview with Scott Westerfeld.

Uglies is being turned into a movie.

Okay, so we knew it had to be coming. (I mean, How to eat fried worms?) The interesting part, though, is the production company behind it. Davis Entertainment. What have they brought us? Oh, Predator, I, Robot, and AVP-R (coming out this Christmas).

This actually makes me excited. The hoverboard scenes will actually be pretty intense, then. The Specials will be rough and violent, just like they are in my super-charged imagination (complete with explosions/slow motion and a rock soundtrack). I loved what they did with I, Robot. Yes, there are no car chases in Asimov, but instead they put a short story in-between two from the book. An I, Robot supplement. The other thing that helped me was that when Will Smith was on David Letterman he was able to recite Asimov’s three robot laws. The main actor actually is a nerd. Yeeha.

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

But the thing that makes me laugh about Davis entertainment is their 2009 project:

The Sims

Here is an excerpt from the script:

Sim 1: Jooba jooba hurba

Sim 2: Hoo hoo nee do. Ree hee hee!

with a picture of a plane in Sim 1’s thought bubble and a flower in Sim 2’s thought bubble, crossed out. And then the Sim takes a drink from the espresso machine that they had to work three days worth of Simoleans for.

If they speak English in The Sims movie I will boycott it.

By the way: Davis also made the Garfield and Daddy Day Care movies.