The Story Of Grime has been optioned by Pulse Films and Paramount Television.
Published in May, the book covers the history of grime from its 21st-century beginnings and features over 12 years of interviews DJs, MCs and major figures in the sphere. Deadline reports that it will produced by Pulse Films, which was also behind the LCD Soundsystem film Shut Up And Play The Hits, and Paramount Television.
Hancox told Deadline: "I'm thrilled to be working with Paramount Television and Pulse Films on bringing Inner City Pressure to the screen. The response to the book has been incredible. I think people really recognise that you can't tell the story of grime without telling the story of the city and society around it—and likewise, if you want to understand London, its politics, poverty, riots, gentrification, frustrations, tensions and joys, there's no better insight into the first two decades of 21st-century London than grime."
Read an excerpt from the book in which Hancox discusses how grime's canon is full of music made by producers who were unwilling or unable to do things "properly," from So Solid Crew to Dizzee Rascal to Youngstar.