The Scottish actor will take on the role of Begbie again in “The Blade Artist”, a television adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel as a spin-off of the cult book adapted by Danny Boyle in 1996 and its sequel, released in theaters in 2017.
The Trainspotting machine does not stop anymore! After a sequel released in theaters in 2017 (T2 Trainspotting) directed by John Hodge, Robert Carlyle is once again preparing to slip into the guise of the formidable Begbie in a spin-off of the cult film for television.
Long advertised as a rumor, the site Deadline confirms that the adaptation project of the novel The Blade Artist Irvine Welsh will see the light of day. Carlyle is co-producing the series alongside Welsh and production company Buccaneer Media, behind the hit series Marcella.
Published in 2016, the novel takes place between Los Angeles and Edinburgh, twenty years after the events that occurred in Trainspotting. Now calling himself Jim Francis, Begbie leads an ideal life. But the brutal death of a son he did not really know will once again lead him to Scotland and confront him with a past he barely remembers … But Edinburgh is not so easily forgotten.
In 2018, the Scottish novelist published a new novel, Dead Men’s Trousers, which is a further continuation of the band’s history after Porn, published in 2002 and adapted from T2 Trainspotting. “This spin-off on Begbie can also be seen as a prequel to “Dead Man’s Trousers”, the continuation of the story of the four heroes of Trainspotting “, Irvine Welsh explained to us.
“Renton, Sick Boy, Spud… I know all too easily what could happen to them. But Begbie, I did not see very well what would have been his future, except jail or death. I told myself he needed a drastic change to make it interesting. “
“D‘first we take stock of Begbie because something sensational is happening to her, and then we bring the other three back into the story to continue the adventure. ” If the series The Blade Artist is successful, could it be that the four protagonists of Trainspotting will be reunited on the small screen on this occasion? To be continued…