Trainspotting characters could get TV spin-offs, says Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting characters could get TV spin-offs, says Irvine Welsh

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh has hinted that the likes of Begbie, Spud and Renton could all be set for their own TV spin-offs. Earlier this week, AAA reported that Welsh believes the forthcoming Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s being billed – is even better than the original. And now the bestselling writer says there could be more spin-offs in the works. Speaking to music magazine NME, who asked if we can expect any further adaptations involving…

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Irvine Welsh says Trainspotting 2 is better than the original

Irvine Welsh says Trainspotting 2 is better than the original

Hot on the heels of the release of the first official trailer for the sequel to Trainspotting, Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh has said the new film is better than the original. Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s being billed – sees the original cast of the 1996 movie (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, while director Danny Boyle is back at the helm. Speaking to music magazine NME about whether he…

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Watch the first official trailer for Trainspotting 2 here

Watch the first official trailer for Trainspotting 2 here

Choose life, choose to watch the first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting – which has just been released. You can watch it below. Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s being billed – sees the original cast of the 1996 movie (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, while director Danny Boyle is back at the helm. The trailer features all our favourite characters from the…

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Why Noel Gallagher turned down Trainspotting soundtrack

Why Noel Gallagher turned down Trainspotting soundtrack

Oasis legend Noel Gallagher turned down the chance to feature on the Trainspotting soundtrack back in 1996 – because he mistakingly “thought it was about train spotters”. The big-screen adaptation of Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh’s cult novel went on to become a modern British classic – as did its iconic soundtrack, which features rock gods Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. As The Telegraph reports, Trainspotting producer Andrew Macdonald and costume designer Rachel Fleming revealed at a…

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Watch new Trainspotting 2 teaser trailer here

Watch new Trainspotting 2 teaser trailer here

Trainspotting 2 has been filming on the streets of Edinburgh all summer – and now an exclusive trailer has been released for the long-awaited sequel to the cult 1996 film. Scroll down to watch it. The teaser sees characters Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) standing above a train track, while Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life plays in the background. Trainspotting 2 will be released on…

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Trainspotting 2 gets a release date

Trainspotting 2 gets a release date

The sequel to cult movie Trainspotting, which is filming now on the streets of Edinburgh, has just been given an official release date. Trainspotting 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the 1996 original, will be released on January 27, 2017. The film will see the original cast – Ewan McGregor (Renton), Robert Carlyle (Begbie), Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy) and Ewan Bremner (Spud) – reunite with director Danny Boyle. Last week, fans in Edinburgh caught sight of local actor Bremner shooting…

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Irvine Welsh writing script for Alan McGee biopic

Irvine Welsh writing script for Alan McGee biopic

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh is to turn former Oasis manager Alan McGee’s memoirs on his time running Creation Records into a film, it has been announced. McGee’s iconic record label, which he ran from 1983 to 1999, was home to legendary bands including Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels and The Jesus & The Mary Chain. The East Kilbride-born music mogul, pictured right, documented the early days of the label in the 2013 book The Creation Records…

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Ewan McGregor says Trainspotting 2 script is ‘really, really, really good’

Ewan McGregor says Trainspotting 2 script is ‘really, really, really good’

Ewan McGregor has confirmed that the eagerly-awaited Trainspotting sequel will start shooting in May – and he says the script is “really, really, really good”. The 44-year-old Scottish actor, who will reprise his role as Mark Renton in Danny Boyle’s film, said: “We haven’t started yet, we start shooting at the end of May. The script only arrived very recently, which was really, really, really good. “I think, if that had not happened, none of us would…

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Trainspotting sequel to start filming in May

Trainspotting sequel to start filming in May

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh has revealed that the eagerly-awaited sequel to Trainspotting will start shooting in May. Confirming the news on the Beaks And Geeks podcast, the Leith-born novelist told listeners: “We have all the team up now and are opening an office in March. We start shooting on May 16.” As previously reported on AAA, original cast members Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle are all officially on board for the…

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