Many qualities bind the eclectic films of Danny Boyle: highly stylized aesthetics, great soundtracks, the introduction of future stars (Ewan McGregor, Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Dev Patel), and, perhaps above all, constant pulses of energy. Boyle had a heap of U.K. theater productions and TV movies to his credit when he attained international acclaim with the 1994 black comedy-thriller Shallow Grave. While the Hitchcockian murder tale (which Boyle admitted was “stolen from the Coen brothers'” breakout Blood Simple) put him on the map, it was the 1996 adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting — about a group of heroin addicts living the high life in Edinburgh — that truly established the director’s style.
Danny Boyle didn’t exactly subscribe to the Romero school of zombies before helming the 2002 horror hit 28 Days Later. “I was on the fence about zombies, to be honest,” he told Yahoo Movies while promoting his new film, T2: Trainspotting. The 28 Days Later flesh eaters not only were fast, but punishingly strong, too — something that, per Boyle, had a surprising inspiration.
In oral history of the 1996 hit for The Hollywood Reporter, actor says he considered it as research for his character, but was dissuaded when he met real-life addicts in Glasgow
A Trainspotting sequel had been rumored for years, but according to cast members, it wasn’t until they reunited at a secret meeting in London in 2015 that it felt like the project was truly going to happen. “There, for the first time, we were all back together again, in 20 years,” says Ewan McGregor in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the upcoming T2: Trainspotting. In addition to McGregor (who played Renton), the meeting included Johnny Lee Miller (Sick Boy), Ewen Bremner (Spud), Robert Carlyle (Begbie), and director Danny Boyle.
Just as ‘Trainspotting’ hit the zeitgeist in 1996, so it’s sequel, coming 20 years after the original, wants a bit of that action too. The first trailer for 'T2 Trainspotting’ has landed, and with its Underworld soundtrack chiming in, it’s hit peak nostalgia. Picking up the story of Irvine Welsh’s follow-up novel 'Porno’, it finds Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle back for some more nihilistic capers.
Meanwhile, Ewan McGregor was legging it down an Edinburgh high street, scattering shoplifted goods to the four winds, and talking about ‘choosing life’ to the strains of Iggy Pop. Here we see his older, but arguably not much wiser Mark Renton and Spud (Ewen Bremner) recreating the scene, once again in Edinburgh. The new movie finds the two Ewans reunited with Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy and Robert Carlyle as the fearsome Francis Begbie, recently released from prison.
Older, perhaps not a great deal wiser, certainly a bit smarter… Ewan McGregor has been snapped on the set of ‘Trainspotting 2’. Danny Boyle’s hot-anticipated sequel was filming scenes outside the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood yesterday, with McGregor on set for the first time. The scenes saw McGregor’s Renton sharing the frame with Jonny Lee Miller’s Sick Boy for the first time in 20 years.
Just the thought of Francis ‘Franco’ Begbie’s flights of incandescent rage are enough to send a shiver down the spine. The movie, which started shooting on Monday, sees the return of all four main characters – Carlyle’s Begbie, Ewan McGregor’s Renton, Ewen Bremner’s Spud and Jonny Lee Miller’s Sick Boy. Lee Miller and Bremner have been seen on set too in the Muirhouse area of the city, filming scenes with Boyle.
As filming continues on the ‘Trainspotting’ sequel, Ewen Bremner was spotted on the movie’s set yesterday, reprising his role as Daniel 'Spud’ Murphy. Dressed in an ill-fitting suit, a shirt from 1973 and a pair of tatty Dunlop Green Flash, Bremner took direction from Danny Boyle on the set, in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh. Spud was the most hapless of Renton’s (Ewan McGregor) drug addled chums with a weakness for amphetamines and fouling the bed.
He was a billionaire entrepreneurial genius who created Apple and helped turn it into one of the biggest brands in the world. You might well be reading this story on a device he helped design. But as two new films aim to show – the biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ starring Michael Fassbender and Alex Gibney’s documentary ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in The Machine’ – Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, wasn’t quite the benevolent humanitarian he was sometimes perceived to be. He didn’t mind screwing over his friends One of the best stories that Gibney talks about in his film is from when Jobs was just a lowly, but ambitious employee at Atari in the mid-1970s. Luckily, he was friends with Steve Wozniak, a brilliant computer engineer who used to go over to Jobs’ house after a day shift at Hewlett Packard. The exec replied that he had given Jobs a $5000 bonus.
The new biopic Steve Jobs doesn’t necessarily paint a flattering portrait of the late tech visionary. As played by Michael Fassbender, Jobs is often portrayed as cold and calculating, a businessman so determined to succeed that his colleagues, friends, and family members suffer as a result. Still, the director and cast of the film have nothing but the utmost respect for the former Apple and Pixar CEO, who passed away in 2011. “He’s like Henry Ford, but multiplied by a thousand,” said Fassbender, referencing the Ford Motor Company auto innovator (watch above).
Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet in ‘Steve Jobs’ (Universal) Steve Jobs was the master of launching a new product, but now, his friends and family are doing their best to throw cold water on the premiere of the new film about the late Apple co-founder. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Jobs’s wife and Apple colleagues have been unhappy with Steve Jobs, a new film written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle.
Danny Boyle has confirmed that he plans to film the long-awaited sequel to ‘Trainspotting’ next summer. The director will reunite Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller and Ewan Bremner for the movie, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. - Aaron Sorkin sorry for slating Apple boss - Trainspotting 2 will be my next films, says Boyle - Trainspotting cast: then and now While out and about promoting his new movie 'Steve Jobs’, Boyle told The Hollywood Reporter that filming is set for 'May/June’ next year, working around Miller and Carlyle’s commitments to US TV shows 'Elementary’ and 'Once Upon A Time’.
“Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series.” Indeed, Johnny Lee Miller is currently embroiled in the US answer to ‘Sherlock’, 'Elementary’, while Carlyle plays Mr Gold in fairytale drama 'Once Upon A Time’ for ABC. Miller played Sick Boy in the original movie, while Carlyle was the psychotic Begbie, alongside Ewan McGregor’s Renton and Ewan Bremner’s hapless Spud.
Evidently, Danny Boyle isn’t all too concerned with making Steve Jobs look like … Steve Jobs. The 127 Hours director is in the midst of filming Steve Jobs, his biopic of the famed Apple honcho, starring Michael Fassbender in the title role. The shot finds Fassbender-as-Jobs recreating the famous ads for NeXT, the computer company that Jobs founded following his ouster from Apple in 1985.