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7 items from 2015


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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