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13 items from 2015

Trainspotting 2: Robert Carlyle thinks the internet porn revolution means we need a hefty rewrite

16 July 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rumours of a Trainspotting movie sequel have been getting louder in recent years, but Robert Carlyle has predicted big differences from Irvine Welsh's 2002 follow-up novel Porno.

The actor played Francis Begbie in Danny Boyle's 1996 adaptation of Welsh's bestselling 1993 novel and would return if the long-awaited sequel happens.

"One of the difficulties of just adapting Porno is that so much of it is to do with internet porn, which has moved on a lot since the book was written - or so I understand - so it would require a hefty rewrite," Carlyle told ShortList.

"It's also difficult getting all our ships aligned at the same time. What I would say is that it's closer than it's ever been."

Asked where Begbie would be today if the film doesn't directly follow the plot of Porno, Carlyle added: "Oh jail. Jail or dead. That's what's interesting. Where are these guys 20 years later? »

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'Ivy' wins best film at East End fest

10 July 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners include documentary Welcome To Leith.

Tolga Karaçelik’s Turkish drama Ivy has won the best feature award at the East End Film Festival (July 1-12) in London.

It marks Karaçelik’s second film, after 2010 feature Tollbooth, and was shot by Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Dop, Gökhan Tiryaki.

Set onboard a hulking cargo ship moored off the coast of Egypt, the film follows a skeleton crew of misfit sailors, forced to stay onboard after their paymasters go bust. But it isn’t long before power structures dissolve, leading to tension, threats of violence, and strange apparitions.

Ivy will receive its UK premiere at London’s Rio Cinema tomorrow (July 11).

It was chosen by a jury comprising Eeff’s 2015 Director-in-Residence Noaz Deshe (White Shadow); writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting); director Amma Asante (Belle); artist Viv Albertine; and director Ross Clarke (Dermaphoria).

Karaçelik will be invited back to the festival in 2016 as Director-in-Residence.

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Ewan McGregor open to Trainspotting sequel

23 June 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you some comments from Ewan McGregor suggesting that he’s keen to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a future Star Wars movie, and now the actor has been speaking about another of his former roles, revealing that he’s open to another outing as Mark Renton in the long-rumoured sequel to the 1996 cult classic Trainspotting.

“I would be up for it,” states McGregor. “I’ve said that to Danny [Boyle]. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don’t if it’s happening yet. I’ve not seen a script and I don’t know if there is one. It’s been a long, long time.”

McGregor had previously distanced himself from any possible Trainspotting reunion, owing to a fallout between himself and Danny Boyle after he lost out on a role in The Beach to Leonardo DiCaprio. However, it seems that is all in the past now, »

- Gary Collinson

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Ewan McGregor has no more bad blood with Danny Boyle and is up for Trainspotting 2

22 June 2015 3:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ewan McGregor has said that he still wants to make a Trainspotting sequel with Danny Boyle.

The Scottish actor revealed that he was definitely "up for it", and that there was no longer any "bad blood" between him and Boyle after a high-profile fallout in the late 1990s.

Boyle and McGregor are thought to have fallen out after the actor was dropped for the lead role in The Beach in favour of Leonardo DiCaprio.

"It might be the film that brings me back [to Scotland]," he said at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. "I would be up for it, I've said that to Danny. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don't if it's happening yet. I've not seen a script and I don't know if there is one.

"It's been a long, long time. I just think I've changed my opinion about it. We've all moved on »

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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Channel 4 gets nostalgic with new documentary Turn Up... The Nineties

19 May 2015 3:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 is getting nostalgic with a new documentary about 1990s culture.

Ninety-minute doc Turn Up...The Nineties will chronicle the rise of Cool Britannia and Britpop, as well as taking a look at some of the decade's most culturally influential figures such as Oasis, Kate Moss, Damien Hirst and David Beckham.

The programme, produced by Nerd TV, will feature contributions from the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Irvine Welsh, Blur's Alex James, Robert Carlyle, The Happy Mondays and Massive Attack.

"We're all waiting for the next pop culture revolution where a chart battle between two bands can make the six o'clock news," said Jonny Rothery, Channel 4's commissioning editor for music.

"Whilst we wait, I'm really pleased to be taking a look back at this fascinating period when Generation X rose to prominence and everyone was mad for it."

Turn Up...The Nineties will air on the same weekend »

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Guardian Live: Irvine Welsh and Jesse Armstrong on how to write comedy

23 April 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Want to write comedy? At an event for Guardian Members Irvine Welsh and Jesse Armstrong offered their advice. From making playlists for characters to finding inspiration in the people around you, here’s what they shared

“I’m sniffing around for minge on the bridges,” Irvine Welsh hollers. The author’s not looking his usual self - he’s covered in bling and wearing a wig reminiscent of Mott The Hoople as he reads from his latest book, A Decent Ride, at a Guardian Live event in the Bloomsbury Theatre. He’s in character as Juice Terry, a sex-obsessed taxi driver who, in this part, is flinging questions at an increasingly peeved gynecologist in the back of his cab.

It’s an intense act to follow. Welsh’s sparring partner at the event, writer and co-creator of Peep Show and The Thick of It, Jesse Armstrong, admits to “feeling like »

- Sian Cain

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"Filth" Team Plan A New Take On "Ivanhoe"

20 February 2015 7:57 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following on from "Filth," author Irvine Welsh and director Jon S. Baird are re-teaming for a new film adaptation of Walter Scott's classic adventure tale " Ivanhoe" for Egoli Tossell Film and Thunder Road Pictures. Basil Iwanyk, Stuart Pollok, Christian Angermayer and Jens Meurer are producing.

The story follows a noble knight who returns to England after the third Crusades. He fights to restore the good King Richard, believed to be held captive in an Austrian prison, and depose Richard's wicked brother John.

Welsh and Baird reportedly have a new take on the source material, one which explores the Ptsd the knights are suffering following their battles and Saladin's successful recapturing of Jerusalem.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Filth Director To Tackle Ivanhoe

19 February 2015 1:21 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Irvine Welsh is best known for his stories of modern, urban depravity, and he’s not the first person I’d think of for a medieval adventure with Knights, horseback adventure, shiny silver armour and an abundance of classic heroism. Nonetheless, that’s where he’ll be setting his compass next, teaming up with Jon S. Baird for a film of Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe.

Baird previously directed a film of Welsh’s Filth, and the result is probably the best, all-round adaptation of the novelist’s work. They can walk in step these two – apparently even when the beat of the walk is as unexpected as this.

In Deadline’s story on the project, this is being called a “bold adaptation,” which seems to imply harder-edged than previous film versions of the story. But you can’t take the story of Ivanhoe and rough it up too much without »

- Brendon Connelly

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Irvine Welsh, Jon S. Baird Reteam To Adapt Walter Scott’s ‘Ivanhoe’

19 February 2015 11:39 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive- Iconoclastic Scottish writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and director Jon S. Baird (Filth) are re-teaming for a bold new adaptation of the classic Walter Scott adventure tale Ivanhoe.  Jens Meurer is producing through his Berlin-based Egoli Tossell Film banner. Meurer previously worked with Welsh and Baird on Filth, which is how this latest collaboration first sparked. Basil Iwanyk and his company Thunder Road Pictures are also on-board as producers, along… »

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Berlin: Finance, Production Company Evolutionary Films Launches at Efm

6 February 2015 10:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London-based finance and production company Evolutionary Films has launched at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Leading the slate is teen comedy “Legacy,” which is produced by BAFTA winner Noel Clarke. Pic has already secured a multi-territory release with Universal Pictures across much of the world (excluding North America), with the release scheduled for April.

Slate also includes the feature-length documentary “Get Back,” which follows the Liverpool music scene from the post-war years to the present day, setting the Beatles in context. It will be released in the U.K. in May.

Representing the company at Efm are founder John Adams, formerly of Raw and Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment, and Ross Boyask, who has numerous years of experience in international sales. They will be joined by marketing director Alistair Audsley and head of production Diane Shorthouse, who will be looking for co-production opportunities.

The company’s library of completed titles also »

- Leo Barraclough

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"Trainspotting 2" In The Works

20 January 2015 11:38 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, a sequel to "Trainspotting" is on track for development, with a new screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer John Hodge

Boyle intends to reunite the first film's original cast of Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald.

"This has been a long time coming," said Boyle. "There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2', if John can produce a decent enough script. I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back. 

"I think they’ll want to know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down. The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to »

- Michael Stevens

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Make Time For Gloom Rockers, The Twilight Sad

4 January 2015 8:42 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Scotland knows how to do sad right; their storied history is one of many tragic turns of fate and crisis of identity. A vote for independence this past year failed to win, and the mossy high and lowlands are to remain a part of the greater United Kingdom, but the question remains, are they Scottish or can we also call them British? But what do I know, I’m just an American with a Scottish last name, insert whatever Irvine Welsh reference here.What I do know is that a lot of incredible music has come from the North Country, and not Del […] »

- Kieran MacIntyre

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