The news story below appeared in Screen International yesterday, so I can  talk about it now. In brief: the film has got development funding, I’m on board as script consultant, and Oliver Milburn is writing and directing.

I met with Oliver and Emma, the producer, a few weeks back. We got on famously and they have a good, strong take on the material. It’s all very exciting, I must say 🙂

Oliver S. Milburn to adapt feature version of School’s Out

The feature adaptation of Scott Andrews’ boarding school set novel has received development funding from Screen South.

Oliver S. Milburn is to adapt post apocalyptic boarding school novel School’s Out for the big screen.

Scott Andrews, who wrote the novel on which it is based, will work as a script consultant alongside Milburn, who is also being lined up to direct the film.

It will be the second feature to come out of UK production company Multistory Films. Milburn also wrote and directed the company’s debut feature The Harsh Light Of Day which has just completed post.

The project has secured development funding from regional screen agency Screen South.

Producer Emma Biggins of Multistory Films, said Milburn had “outlined an exciting action packed screenplay with a strong cultural subtext for School’s Out.”

Multistory Films is currently developing a slate of 9 films, including a co-production with Australia and a sci-fi short film, to be directed by Louisa Fielden.