Lucasfilm is courting Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry to helm a new story, presumably set between the events of "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope."
“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.
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.