Ruby Entertainment has optioned the dramatic film and television rights for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright. Ruby Entertainment produced The Secret River as a two-part mini series based on the novel by Kate Grenville: it won the 2015 Screen Producers Australia Award for Telemovie/Mini Series Production of the Year and has been nominated for 8 AACTA Awards.
Ruby principals Stephen Luby and Mark Ruse said they are ‘delighted to have won the rights for “The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka” and to be able to develop it for the screen’. The book is ‘rich in stories that take audiences on an amazing journey with characters who were part of forming Australia as a nation, moulding the Australian character and shaping the new world. ‘Now is the time’, said Luby and Ruse, to tell those stories.