“Choose life” became a motto for the 1996 film Trainspotting after its fast-living (and fast-running) lead character Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) championed the phrase while sprinting through the streets in Edinburgh in the movie’s iconic opening sequence.
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.
In new images posted to his Facebook page, Beauty and the Beast co-producer Jack Morrissey has revealed some early images from the live-action update to Disney’s cartoon classic. While we didn’t get a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle or Dan Stevens in Beast mode, the new images, which include concept art, B-roll footage, and a screen grab from the upcoming 25th anniversary home release of the 1991 animated feature, reveal our first look at several key characters and show how closely the production is hewing to its source material. “Here’s a fine piece of concept art of Ewan McGregor as Lumière and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth,” writes Morrissey.
Filling in the blanks between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope had been an Olympic-worthy sport for Star Wars fans for years. While some details have recently been sketched in by the animated series Star Wars Rebels, that 30-year period remains fertile ground for storytellers, with the standalone Rogue One and the solo Han Solo movie along with tie-in novels mining that era. This week, the director released a trailer for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story, starring Ewan McGregor (watch above).
Alec Guinness By the time Episode IV was released, Sir Alec was 63 and an Oscar-winner for 1957’s ‘The Bridge On The River Kwai’. - Movies With Grammatical Errors In Their Titles - What Happened To The Red Coat Girl From Schindler’s List? While he obviously enjoyed some the filming – he liked Kenny Baker and Harrison Ford and even helped the latter find a flat to stay in while shooting in England – it was mainly about the money. Terence Stamp The British icon played the leader of the Galactic Senate in ‘The Phantom Menace’, but despite being excited to work with Natalie Portman, he told Empire magazine that he found the experience “boring”.