Scott Free, the production company founded by Ridley and Tony Scott, are set to adapt the soon-to-be-published novel, Pigeon English. Written by debut author Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English follows Harri, a twelve-year old Ghanian boy who moves into a British housing project. When another boy is found murdered, Harri decides to investigate the murder himself. These actions put his family into danger.

Adam Smith, a director of the UK's "Skins," will helm from a script by Jack Thorne.

While it's great that a debut writer is enjoying such early success, the recent trend of adapting material before it has been published is frustrating. My epic self-published fantasy series, That Time Ned Beatty Went To Narnia Then Outer Space, has been languishing on Amazon for what feels like forever. Me got a kat to feed, dammit! (Deadline)