Characters from SkinsOh dear me, no. After much rumour, news just announced reveals that E4 yoof soap opera Skins is to be made into a feature length film. Channel 4 has teamed up with Company Pictures, Cinemanx and Film4, with shooting to begin in September and a release next year. A spin-off novel from the series is also planned which is, like, yeah...

Skins, which doesn't make sense to anyone under the age of three, is one of E4's most popular programmes with the first episode of the fourth (and latest) series pulling in a respectable 1.5 million viewers. Filmed in and around Bristol, the show follows the adventures of a group of beautiful teenagers, seemingly all sponsored by Top Man and Clearasil.

Read more about the Skins movie after the jump... Characters from SkinsOh dear me, no. After much rumour, news just announced reveals that E4 yoof soap opera Skins is to be made into a feature length film. Channel 4 has teamed up with Company Pictures, Cinemanx and Film4, with shooting to begin in September and a release next year. A spin-off novel from the series is also planned which is, like, yeah...

Skins, which doesn't make sense to anyone under the age of three, is one of E4's most popular programmes with the first episode of the fourth (and latest) series pulling in a respectable 1.5 million viewers. Filmed in and around Bristol, the show follows the adventures of a group of beautiful teenagers, seemingly all sponsored by Top Man and Clearasil.

Whilst being widely regarded as a completely unrealistic view of pre-adult life (no tree climbing?), it has managed to capture the imagination of the clunkily-titled 'myspace generation' which is no easy feat.

As executive producer Steve Christian says, "The biggest critics of Skins are the Skins fans so it's going to be a big challenge. The programme has this incredible fanbase[...] But what we don't want to do is to make a 90 minute episode of Skins. It would be a complete disaster."

So, like the truly-awful looking Sex and the City 2 which is set mostly in Abu Dhabi, perhaps we can look forward to the Skins kids being taken out of their comfort zone and watch them trying to survive in borstal? Or space? Or a giant sausage mincer...

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