Irvine Welsh hints at another Trainspotting film

Edinburgh-born author Irvine Welsh has said that a third Trainspotting, which would complete a “Holy Trinity” of films, is on the cards.

T2 Trainspotting opened in cinemas in 2017 and followed on from the hit 1996 original, directed by Danny Boyle.

The sequel saw the original cast (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, with Boyle again at the helm.

Now, Leith-raised novelist Welsh has hinted that the story might not be over yet as he referenced iconic movie trilogies.

”You think the Godfather III, Terminator III – there’s the temptation to do the Holy Trinity, it might evoke Danny’s inner Catholic,” he writer on the Anything Goes podcast.

”It took us long enough to work up the bottle to do number two. They’ll all be in the rest home by the time we had the bottle to do number three.

”We’d have to get moving on it pretty quickly. But it’s something that would be massively interesting to me.”

Welsh went on to say he’d be interested in bringing a Begbie spin-off to the big screen. “The one I would like to do is a Begbie stand-alone,” he explained. “Just a short 90-minute film of Robert Carlyle going nuts.”

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