Skins Gets A Film Adaptation

First rumoured a year ago, a film version of the British teenage drama series “Skins” is finally moving forward reports The BBC.

The E4 and Channel 4 series follows a group of teens in their final two years of pre-College schooling who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.

The show, which frankly deals with teen sex and drug use, starred the likes of Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Nicholas Hoult (“About a Boy”) and Jack O’Connell (“Eden Lake”). The show is notable for completely changing its entire cast every two seasons to follow a new batch of kids.

Company Pictures, Stormdog Films, CinemaNX and Film4 are jointly developing the sub-£20 million project which will shoot on location in Bristol and the Isle of Man starting in September for a release in mid-2011.

Series writer Jack Thorne has almost completed the screenplay, director Charles Martin will direct and Chris Clough will produce. The big question is the casting though with talk that several of the cast members from the first two seasons will be involved along with some fresh faces.

A fifth season of the UK show is about to head into production while an American remake is in development at MTV.