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Could a 'Trainspotting' Spin-Off Kickstart the 'Trainspotting' Cinematic Universe?

Could a 'Trainspotting' Spin-Off Kickstart the 'Trainspotting' Cinematic Universe?
From Slashfilm - March 20, 2017

We could be getting a third Trainspotting film, though it wouldnt necessarily be called T3, nor even be directed by Danny Boyle. But the T2: Trainspottingdirector says theres potential for a Trainspotting extended universe if volatile, fan-favorite character Begbie (Robert Carlyle) gets a spin-off movie.

The Trainspotting movies are based onthe novels by Irvine Welsh, whose first novel, Trainspotting, was the basis for Boyles 1996 cult hit starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller,Ewen Bremner and Carlyle as a group of friends and heroin addicts. The sequel out this yearis based on Welshs follow-up novel, Porno.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Boyle said that hed like to see a spin-off movie centered on Carlyles Begbie, the violent and unhinged character who sometimes acts as antagonist to McGregors character, Mark Rent Renton. And Begbie already has a whole rich backstory detailing his life with his family as a sculptor in Calfornia, provided by Welsh in the recently released book, The Blade Artist:

Its like a solo book. I think Bobby [Carlyle] would love to do that because its an interesting twist on the character. That may be made into a film. You couldnt call it T3 because although some of the other characters come into it, theyre only featured just momentarily. Its a solo story. You could call that a spinoff. Blade Artist is a great read.

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