Film distributor Revolver Entertainment has announced plans to turn itscontroversial UK feature Kidulthood into a TV serial drama.

The film's screenwriter Noel Clarke will work closely with the teambeing recruited to develop the TV project.

"Kidulthood is a film that defines a generation," said Revolverproduct director Natascia Phillips. "It is the first film of its kind to beaccepted by British teenagers as an accurate representation of what life isreally like growing up in our inner cities, and as such is perfect for a TVspin off. The show will deliver the same high level of controversial drama,slick looks and thumping soundtrack that made the film such a hit when it was released back in March."

Revolver said it has had discussions with "key UK broadcasters."

The company aims to shoot the weekly show in West London. Key members ofthe film's cast including Noel Clarke and Jaime Winstone are expected to appearin the small-screen version as well.

Revolver released Kidulthood theatrically on March 3 andon DVD May 22. The film made headlines for its gritty depiction of contemporaryLondon youth culture.