Green light for Skins movie

Teen drama Skins is heading for the big screen with plans for a movie well underway.

Producers of the E4 series have confirmed they will be taking the series to cinemas with a movie set to be released in September 2011.

The movie will feature a selection of characters from the first four seasons as well as introducing new faces into the mix.

Steve Christian, executive producer of the movie, believes the series is a perfect fit for the big screen but knows they still have a challenge on their hands.

He said: “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.”

“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.”

Source: Guardian

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