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Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus series to be adapted by Eleventh Hour Films

Eleventh Hour Films have acquired rights to Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus series of detective novels and have attached Gregory Burke to write a contemporary TV drama adaptation.

The Rebus novels focus on Inspector John Rebus, a hardboiled Edinburgh policeman with a tendency to bend rules. The first novel, KNOTS AND CROSSES, was published in 1987 and the series has gone on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

BAFTA-nominated Burke’s credits also include next year’s José Padilha hijacking thriller ENTEBBE. Of Rebus, he says “As someone who has grown up and lives in South East Scotland, Ian Rankin’s best-selling books provide the perfect material to make a thrilling series about crime in the modern world.”

Executive Producer Jill Green promises “a fresh and revisionist take in every way introducing both Rebus and Edinburgh to a new generation.”

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