Trainspotting, the film directed by Danny Boyle, marked an entire generation in the mid-90s and is considered a cult film. Not only its story and content were key to its success, but also the endearing characters like Mark Renton and Francis Begbie.
The film introduced us to a group of friends addicted to heroin, which means that they live outside of reality, in a world apart. Within the group are a violent, alcoholic psychopath, a desperate young man, a womanizer with encyclopedic knowledge of Sean Connery, and a hiking and Iggy Pop enthusiast.
After 25 years since its launch, fans are celebrating as actor Robert Carlyle has been chatting with production companies to develop a spin-off series focused on Begbie. These were the words of the artist in a recent interview for NME:
“Irvine [Welsh] and I have been chatting quite recently with a couple of excellent producers in London about [continuar con la historia de Trainspotting]. As you know, there was another book called The Blade Artist that is completely about Begbie and her crazy story. It is still in its early stages, but it seems pretty good that this happens eventually, “he said.
“It’s such a huge story, it’s all of Los Angeles back and forth to Edinburgh, and it’s hard to do all of that in an hour and a half! Especially if you want to keep the foundation of that book pure. I think nowadays people like the event too, they like ‘six hours of this … bang’. They can binge. So after a few talks, we thought that was the way to go. So that’s the plan. At some point in the next year and a little bit, hopefully, we’ll talk again and we’ll talk about Begbie’s return, ”the actor concluded.
The blade artist – official synopsis
Francis has finally found the perfect life and is now unrecognizable, even to himself. However, he has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values. As he crosses the Atlantic to his native Scotland, for the funeral of a murdered son he hardly knew, his old Edinburgh community expects him to avenge himself with blood.