This is seriously exciting news!
Despite the US attempting to
bastardize adapt the original, the BRILLIANT UK teen drama Skins is getting a full-length feature film, set for a summer 2011 release!
Steve Christian, one of the film's producers, said in a statement:
"The biggest critics of Skins are the Skins fans so it's going to be a big challenge. The programme has this incredible fanbase despite all the characters changing. Skins has grown in popularity with more than 1.5 million people tuning in to the start of the recent fourth series. Although its target audience is teenagers, it has become something of a guilty pleasure for curious viewers far older. Look, I'm a middled aged bloke with two kids, I should hate Skins but I absolutely love it. And then I talk to my mates, people not in the film industry, and it's the same thing - they watch it and they love it and it's all down to the quality of the production. Turning TV shows into films doesn't happen so much these days, probably because there's not the material out there. But what we don't want to do is to make a 90 minute episode of Skins. It would be a complete disaster."
The controversial series follows a different group of British teenagers every two seasons as they attempt to come into their own, juggle relationships, and experiment with drugs and sexuality! We personally think it's one of the most brutally honest and poignant depictions of adolescence that we've ever seen!
Christian confirms that staff writer Jack Thorne will be handling the screenplay, and Charles Martin will direct. We're also THRILLED to hear that some of the original characters will be back, on top of the just-wrapped second generation kids and brand new faces!
YES! YES! We love them all, but we hope they bring back Maxxie and our beloved Cassie! That girl brings the hot mess like NO OTHER! Well, except maybe Effy!
We hope that this, as well as the UK's fifth season, will rectify any damage that the most likely shiteous American version will do!
What do U think?? Who do U want to see return for the Skins movie??
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