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John Davis Producing "Uglies" Adaptation

By Garth Franklin Monday July 25th 2011 02:59AM

John Davis and Lola Visual Effects are financing and producing a feature based on "Uglies", Scott Westerfeld's 2005 futuristic novel and the first book in a trilogy reports Variety.

Set in an Orwellian future in which teenagers undergo surgery on their 16th birthdays to become like supermodels, the story follows Tally Youngblood - an "ugly" teen forced by authorities to forgo her transformation until she infiltrates The Smoke, a community of rebels who choose to retain their appearance and live outside of normal society.

Jacob Forman ("All the Boys Love Mandy Lane") will pen the screenplay. Rights to the next two books, "Pretties" and "Specials", have also been bought.

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